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55 Water Street

NY

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Original Architect

Emery Roth & Sons

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This building weighs in as one of the largest office buildings in New York at 3.5 million square feet of office space.  It sits on a superblock assembled from four adjoining city blocks.  Part of the reason for its bloat is that there is a 'privately owned public space' on its podium over what once was Front Street.  There have been several owners and at one point it even had a branch of the Whitney Museum on the lower levels.  It survived Superstorm Sandy.  The storm surge deposited 32 million gallons of water flooding the three basement levels and part of the lobby. 

This building weighs in as one of the largest office buildings in New York at 3.5 million square feet of office space.  It sits on a superblock assembled from four adjoining city blocks.  Part of the reason for its bloat is that there is a 'privately owned public space' on its podium over what once was Front Street.  There have been several owners and at one point it even had a branch of the Whitney Museum on the lower levels.  It survived Superstorm Sandy.  The storm surge deposited 32 million gallons of water flooding the three basement levels and part of the lobby. 

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55 Water Street, New York City, NY, US

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