28 Liberty (formerly 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza), Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, architects, 1956-60
—Exploring Lower Manhattan —Back in the 1950s, while other banks were deserting Downtown for Midtown, Chase Manhattan Bank commissioned this majestic, 60-story, steel-and-glass tower-in-a-plaza. The new skyscraper, rising on a superblock assembled from tiny parcels of land defined by ancient winding Dutch streets, launched a new round of Downtown development. Vice Chairman David Rockefeller, who encouraged the choice of a modern design, oversaw its construction. Chinese investment group Fosun International bought the property in 2013 and renamed it 28 Liberty. Fosun will modernize 28 Liberty and transform it into a true mixed-use property with retail stores at and below grade, an events and restaurant venue on the top floor and an activated plaza with events for office workers and the community.
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 10:03am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 583644 N 4506825|
|Decimal Degrees||40.70810000, -74.00980000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 42.486', W 74° 0.588'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 42' 29.16" N, 74° 0' 35.28" W|
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|Area Code(s)||212, 646, 917, 347, 718|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 20 Pine St, New York NY 10005, US|
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