One Liberty Plaza, formerly the U.S. Steel Building, is a skyscraper in lower Manhattan, New York City, at the location of the formerSinger Building (in 1968, the third tallest structure ever demolished). 1 Liberty Plaza is currently owned and operated by Brookfield Properties. The building is 743 ft (226 m) high and 54 floors. It was built in 1973. At 2,200,000 sq ft (204,000 m2), each floor offers almost 1 acre (4,047 m2) of office space, making it one of the largest office buildings in New York.
Its facade is black, consisting of a structural steel frame. The building was originally commissioned by U.S. Steel.
The building sits next to the former World Trade Center site. Following the events of September 11, 2001, the building had broken windows and light facade damage. Brooks Brothers on the ground floor of the building was used as a temporary morgue in the days following the attack.
As of 2006, it is the 188th tallest building in the world.
|Architect(s)||Skidmore, Owings and Merrill|