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One Chase Manhattan Plaza, Redefining Downtown and the Modern Skyscraper

Photo © Ezra Stoller | ESTO

Source: CityRealty

This large, shiny, boxy skyscraper at 28 Liberty Street was erected in 1960 and helped stop a corporate exodus from Lower Manhattan and led eventually a downtown renaissance that brought forth the creation of Battery Park City and the World Trade Center.

In the process, the building, known as One Chase Manhattan Plaza, created one of the world's greatest plazas as well as one of the world's greatest sunken plazas.

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