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Patrick May 29, 2008 7:49 PM

NEW YORK | One Wall Street | 654 FT / 199 M | 50 FLOORS | 1932
Overlooked New York

1928 - 1932

- 52nd Tallest Building in the City.

(Description from Wikipedia)

One Wall Street (originally the Irving Trust Company Building, later the Bank of New York Building) was completed in 1931 and opened in 1932. The original architect was the firm of Voorhees, Gmelin & Walker. It is 50 stories and is 654 feet (199 m) tall. The building measures 1,165,659 rentable square feet. It is located in the Financial District of Manhattan and is on the corner of Wall Street and Broadway. It is known for its spectacular mosaic lobby[1]

In 1965, a 36-floor addition to the site was constructed to the south of the tower to provide extra office space.

The building has a steel skeleton, and is covered in limestone.[2] The building has had numerous problems with the limestone exterior and in 2001, the building's owners decided to bring in Hoffman Architects to conduct a survey of the exterior and provide a 5 year masterplan which consists of mortar repair and window replacements.

Fabb May 30, 2008 5:12 AM

I think it's the most elegant of the big four prewar buildings in the financial district.
I didn't know about the cladding problem.

pico44 May 30, 2008 8:25 AM

It is, quite simply, one the most beautiful skyscrapers ever built. Thank for posting the information and photos.

theWatusi May 30, 2008 11:09 AM

I like it

DecoJim May 30, 2008 5:43 PM


Originally Posted by pico44 (Post 3582885)
It is, quite simply, one the most beautiful skyscrapers ever built. Thank for posting the information and photos.

I second what you said!

I especially like the entranceway and the setbacks at the very top.

stormkingfan May 30, 2008 10:26 PM

A few years ago, I read somewhere that it was described as having a feminine look (on the outside, I was guessing). Sometime afterwards, I take a walk through d'town, look at it in that light, and realize that it does have a "lady-like" look to it compared to surrounding bldgs.

Looking at it on a sunny day kind of gives me the impression that, if Heaven has skyscrapers, that's what they would look like!

Fabb May 31, 2008 6:12 AM


Originally Posted by Patrick (Post 3581578)
It is known for its spectacular mosaic lobby

But you can't visit that, can you ?

M II A II R II K Jun 1, 2008 7:40 PM

Looks like it certainly aged gracefully.

Patrick Jun 6, 2008 12:36 AM

One Wall Street and surroundings, from Windows Live Local.

Perklol Mar 19, 2014 5:35 AM


Originally Posted by Patrick (Post 3595941)
One Wall Street and surroundings, from Windows Live Local.

So many prewar beauties. :slob:

This thread should have a :) to it

NYguy May 21, 2014 10:07 PM

I wonder if Macklowe will convert the tower into residential...

Bank of New York to Sell Tower to Investor Harry Macklowe

By Eliot Brown and Keiko Morris
May 21, 2014


Bank of New York Mellon Corp. has agreed to sell its Art Deco headquarters tower at 1 Wall Street to a venture led by investor Harry Macklowe

In addition, Bank of New York is in negotiations with landlord Brookfield Office Properties to lease more than 400,000 square feet at 225 Liberty Street, these people said. The lease deal is fluid and could still collapse.

..."We're very pleased to be associated with this landmark property," a spokesman for Mr. Macklowe said Wednesday.

NYguy May 23, 2014 2:19 PM

Harry Macklowe Buys One Wall Street, May Take It Residential

May 22, 2014
by Jeremiah Budin


Real estate developer/picaresque truck driver Harry Macklowe and a group of investors have purchased One Wall Street, the headquarters of Bank of New York Mellon, for $585 million, the Journal reports. Losing bidders included JDS Development Group and a joint venture of Elad Group and Silverstein Properties Inc.

As for what Macklowe plans to do with the landmark Art Deco property, that has yet to be announced. However, according to the Journal, "Some bidders planned to convert it to residential use," and considering Macklowe's recent history, condos or super luxury rentals seem more than likely. The tower was designed by architect Ralph Walker, who also designed the buildings used for recent high-priced conversions Walker Tower and Stella Tower, making the prospect of going residential all the more enticing. We'll just to have to wait and see what Macklowe's plans are

EMArg Jul 4, 2014 5:48 AM

Some shots on this video:

Video Link

Isha Aug 18, 2014 12:23 PM

Patrick! Nice sharing. I think it is a very useful knowledge. And images are awesome. I’ve heard about it but not had any information. But your post gave me all knowledge about it

MolsonExport Aug 18, 2014 4:46 PM

a classic loved by all. They don't build 'em like they used to.

MolsonExport Aug 18, 2014 4:52 PM

This thread over at wiredNYC is better than sex:

sparkling Jul 9, 2015 1:04 PM

One Wall Street Set For CetraRuddy-Designed Residential And Hotel Conversion And Expansion

Article Here

Crawford Jul 9, 2015 3:20 PM

Interesting. I had thought that the 1960's-era annex was going to be demolished and a new tower built in its place, but it looks like they're redeveloping the existing building and adding floors.

The rumor is that the base of the redevelopment will have a huge retail space, and they're in negotiations with a luxury department store.

sparkling Sep 14, 2015 3:37 PM
One Wall Street, image by Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Robert A.M. Stern Designing Mixed-Use Conversion Of One Wall Street

SEPTEMBER 14, 2015


Earlier this year, YIMBY brought you a proposal for the transformation of One Wall Street created by CetraRuddy. While that version of the tower will remain unbuilt, we now have the first rendering of actual plans, created by Robert A.M. Stern for developer Macklowe Properties, as well as word that the development is seeking $100 million in EB-5 funding, or 6.6% of its projected cost of $1.502 billion.

Applications for the renovation have not been filed, but the images show what looks to be a similar setup to what CetraRuddy planned. The crucial element in the change to residential is the existing configuration’s setup between two buildings, not one, as the site features both the original tower built in 1929 (and designed by Ralph Walker) and the annex, which rose in 1961.

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sparkling Sep 28, 2015 1:30 PM

First Renderings For One Wall Street’s Retail Revamp

SEPTEMBER 28, 2015


Two weeks ago, YIMBY posted the first exteriors for the Robert A.M. Stern-designed revamp of One Wall Street, and now a new video for the project has appeared, featuring its developer Harry Macklowe, which comes with fresh renderings of what the project’s retail may look like.

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