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One Worldwide Plaza

Identification

One Worldwide Plaza
World Wide Plaza
113800

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
brick
granite
curtain wall
applied masonry
orange
dark orange
postmodernism

Usage

commercial office theater/opera
mercantile

Facts

  • David Childs of SOM was the designer.
  • WorldWide Plaza covers an entire city block and straddles two urban precincts - a financial district and a low-scale, residential neighborhood.
  • The tower was clad predominantly in masonry rather than glass, with clear glass windows.
  • Whereas the commercial tower rises to face its counterparts to the east, the residential component steps down to respond to the adjacent neighborhood to the west.
  • The residential portion includes a smaller tower and buildings with street-level retail space.
  • A landscaped plaza mediates between the two towers, covering the span of the city block.
  • The plaza is flanked by pavilions and provides a focus for the retail activities along the edges of the site.
  • Construction began November 1986 with site excavation.
  • The building is scaled back at the base to meet zoning regulations.
  • The "great round windows" at the crown allow air into the mechanical space.
  • The pyramid roof, despite its size, is not visible from the street when looking directly up the sides of the building.
  • The concourse-level space is occupied by Dodger Stages, a theatrical center which replaced a Cineplex Odeon in the same space.

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Location

815-829 8th Avenue
825 8th Avenue
10019
U.S.A.

Technical Data

778.01 ft
778.01 ft
778.01 ft
50
1986
1989
2004
13.00 ft
26
475

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

developer, electrical contractor, facade engineering, facade supplier, general contractor, owner, structural engineering, tenant, wind surveyor