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One Worldwide Plaza

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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

Usages

commercial office theater/opera
mercantile

Facts

  • The concourse-level space is occupied by Dodger Stages, a theatrical center which replaced a Cineplex Odeon in the same space.
  • 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.

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Location

815-829 8th Avenue
300-320 West 50th Street, 301-321 West 49th Street
1 Worldwide Plaza
825 8th Avenue
10019
Worldwide Plaza
Clinton
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

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

Involved Companies


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

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