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Old Posted May 29, 2008, 6:39 AM
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NEW YORK | 60 Wall Street | 749 FT / 221 M | 56 FLOORS | 1989

Overlooked New York

60 WALL STREET
1987 - 1989
Postmodern


- 26th Tallest Building in the City.

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60 Wall Street is a 56 story skyscraper (749 feet, 221 meters) in Lower Manhattan, which currently serves as the American headquarters of Deutsche Bank. Built between 1987 and 1989 as the headquarters for J.P. Morgan & Co. (now absorbed into JPMorgan Chase), the tower has over 1.7 million square feet (160,000 m²) of office space. Completed in 1989, 60 Wall Street was the largest corporate building to be built in the Financial District.

The tower was designed by Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo & Associates to fit its surroundings with a postmodern, Greek-revival, and neoclassical look to emphasize both height and size. WSP Cantor Seinuk is the Structural Engineer with all floors being occupied by Deutsche Bank.

60 Wall Street was obtained by Deutsche Bank in 2001 for $600 million, with uncertain plans for the building. However, post 9/11, due to the loss of the 130 Liberty Street Deutsche Bank building in the terrorist attack, Deutsche Bank moved more than 4,500 of its personnel into this building. There are two floors for representative meetings. Floor 20 and 47. Deutsche Bank owned the building, until it was sold in a sell and lease back agreement to a private party for over 1.2 billion dollars. [1]

Today 60 Wall Street is surrounded by slender pre-war ( World War II ) towers, such as the American International Building and 20 Exchange Place, 60 Wall Street makes a prominent impact on the Lower Manhattan Skyline.












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It's not that I hate this building, but it does alter the harmony of the prewar buildings around.
That's what happens in an ebullient, fast changing city.
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I love that building. It's in my top 5.
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Yah, this is definitely one of my favorite skyscrapers anywhere.
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Old Posted May 31, 2008, 7:59 PM
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What I like best about this building is the public place at ground level, with cafés, plants and plenty of mirors.
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I worked on the 22nd floor in 2000.

It's a great building, with very posh office space and wonderful views.
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I'll say it again, I love this building.
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Whoa, this thing is pretty awful. The proportions are pretty nice, though. This is very akin to the RR Donnelly building in Chicago in terms of being an 80s/90s quasi-greek box of crap.
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The first time I went to NY was in 1994, I bought a turkey sandwich in this public place and took a photo, but as I didn't go back to the city until 2002, I couldn't remember where it was. Now, I'm going every year to NY , but I didn't find this place again, so thank you for posting this pics
And guess what, last month I was just 1 block from this building and I didn't go inside!



And... I like this building too
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A disastrous building; a mockery of any respectable architectural style.

Lame proportions as well.
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I don't like it much, I disagree about the comparison to RR Donnelly. At least RR has some very complex detailing and nifty lighting. This building is just a heap of proportioned geometric shapes that loosely resemble some unidentified previous architectural style...
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^True about the details and lighting and all. Donnelly seems to rise a little better too, save the stupid "cathedral" on top that kills it. I guess the only similarity is the superfluous Greek tinge.
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Its try-to-be neo-Classicism "pillars" near the top are hilarious
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I think it's okay, more like an underrated building.
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Its Diffent,though It looks like it belongs in chicago.

I like
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To me this is a ‘you either love it or hate it building.’ I happen to love it in every regard. Amusingly when I look at this building I do think of JPMorganChase, and it’s not intentional given the fact that this building was designed for JPMorgan. I think the architect hit the nail on the head in designing the building to reflect its tenant.

Regardless of what you think, at this point it’s safe to say that this building is an iconic feature to the Downtown skyline. The details of the building, right down the columns at the upper half (which I think are very cool) are very elegant and, to me, reflect the term; corporation. The building just has a very posh elegance to it that is present at the base and in the public atrium, as well as throughout every inch of the building.

The public atrium is downright beautiful in my liking, and I think misses the mark in being considered gaudy elegance (that you’ll find in Trump Tower). It’s true elegance, and from my understanding the office space is very classy and provides excellent views (which is obvious).

Like I said in a previous post, this is in my top five list of favorite buildings. It has always struck my fancy and continues to keep my starring every time I come in view of it.
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True elegance? I strongly disagree. It's sort of elegant, but in an '80s, overly ambitious (and super coked out) sort of fashion. Of course that isn't to say I don't like it, but it's definitely a product of its time.

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