140 Broadway

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140 Broadway is one of the skyscrapers located in the heart of Lower Manhattan's Financial District in New York City, between Liberty and Cedar Streets. It is 210 metres (688 feet) tall and it has 52 floors. The original tenant of the building was Marine Midland Bank and the original owner Helmsley organization. Nowadays, the 140 Broadway houses Brown Brothers Harriman, HSBC Bank, UBS PaineWebber, Inc. and Computer Associates and it is owned by Silverstein Properties, Inc.

140 Broadway was built in 1967. The architect of this significant building became Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore Owings and Merrill, and the developer Harry Helmsley. It was built in international style. The building has trapezoidal shape, tapering to the side facing Broadway. It was one of the first buildings to employ the use of a homogenous curtain wall. As far as interior is concerned, it is very carefully and efficiently planned construction. All floors are virtually column-free, there are high ceilings and the view is unspoiled through wrap around windows.

Since 1998, the extensive program of renovation and beautification of the building has been held. Its purpose was to bring the 140 Broadway back to first-class status buildings. The plaza in front of the building was created. It contains the red sculpture "The Cube" created by Isamu Noguchi. The renovation included remodeling of the entrances, renovation of the lobby and new elevator cabs.
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