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55 Water Street is a 687-foot-tall (209 m) skyscraper in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City, on the East River. The 53-story, 3.5-million-square-foot (325,000 m2) structure was completed in 1972. It is tied with two other buildings, 277 Park Avenue and 5 Beekman Street, as the 73rd tallest building in New York. Emery Roth & Sons designed the building, which was the largest office building in the world when completed, and is still the largest in New York by floor area. In an arrangement with the Office of Lower Manhattan Development, it was built on a superblock created from four adjoining city blocks, suppressing the western part of Front Street.
Its closest competitors in square footage are the MetLife Building at 3,140,000 square feet (292,000 m2) and 111 Eighth Avenue at 2,900,000 square feet (270,000 m2). One World Trade Center has roughly the same square footage (3.5 million square feet). The now-destroyed World Trade Center was bigger when it opened in 1973.
Elevated Acre Reviews
On our first day in NY, on our way to the Staten island ferry, we bought a bagel at Leo's and headed to the elevated acre to enjoy our breakfast while taking a look at the skyline and at helicopters..... more »
This park is a hidden gem! I knew I had to visit this place after looking at the pictures. The views from here are amazing. This is a great place to click some nice photos of Brooklyn. There are... more »
Amazing little escape from the city and isn't packed with tourists. It's a little Oasis in the bustling city. The view is nice and it's so peaceful up there. There's plenty of tables and benches for people. Loved it so much!
This is a great place. You will find chairs and tables to sit around, many people come here during lunch. It has a great view of Brooklyn. Very beautiful place.
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