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32 Old Slip
32 Old Slip, also known as One Financial Square, is a skyscraper in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City. Completed in 1987, the building has 36 floors and stands at . 32 Old Slip was designed by the firm of Edward Durell Stone Associates for developer Howard Ronson and his firm HRO International. It is home to various office tenants, including a Convene convention center and the New York Regional Office of the United States Census Bureau. The ground floor houses the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Engine Company 4 and Ladder Company 15. Designed in a postmodern style, the building has a granite and glass facade, with several setbacks tapering to an octagonal curtain wall. The floor sizes range from of rentable space, totaling . At ground level, a privately owned arcade and urban plaza surround the building. The building's site previously held the United States Assay Office, completed in 1932. HRO bought the Assay office site in 1983 and erec ...
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East River
The East River is a saltwater tidal estuary in New York City. The waterway, which is actually not a river despite its name, connects Upper New York Bay on its south end to Long Island Sound on its north end. It separates the borough of Queens on Long Island from the Bronx on the North American mainland, and also divides Manhattan from Queens and Brooklyn, also on Long Island.Hodges, Godfrey. "East RIver" in Jackson, pp.393–93 Because of its connection to Long Island Sound, it was once also known as the ''Sound River''. The tidal strait changes its direction of flow frequently, and is subject to strong fluctuations in its current, which are accentuated by its narrowness and variety of depths. The waterway is navigable for its entire length of , and was historically the center of maritime activities in the city. Formation and description Technically a drowned valley, like the other waterways around New York City, the strait was formed approximately 11,000 years ago at the ...
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Beacon Capital Partners
Beacon Capital Partners is an American real estate investment firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1998, after Beacon Properties, Inc., Beacon's predecessor, was acquired by EQ Office in a $4 billion transaction. The company focuses on office and life science properties in major markets across the United States, including Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. It's European presence formerly included buildings in London, Paris, and Luxemburg. Select Properties Notable properties developed or owned by Beacon Capital Partners: Current * 44 Montgomery (San Francisco, CA) * 53 State Street (Boston, MA) * 190 South LaSalle (Chicago, IL) *575 Fifth Avenue (New York) * 600 Congress (Austin, TX) * AMA Plaza (Chicago, IL) *Bank of America Tower (Houston, TX) * Lake Merritt Plaza (Oakland, CA) *Southline Boston (Boston, MA), former headquarters of The Boston Globe ''The Boston Globe'' is an American daily new ...
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Pier 11/Wall Street
Pier 11/Wall Street is a pier providing slips to ferries and excursion boats on the East River in the Port of New York and New Jersey. It is located east of South Street and FDR Drive just south of Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The ferry terminal has five landings (A, B, C, D, E), each with two berths, and is used by four privately owned companies. Within walking distance, public transportation includes the New York City Subway's at South Ferry – Whitehall Street and at Wall Street; the New York City Bus routes, and the Staten Island Ferry at the Whitehall Terminal. Service SeaStreak SeaStreak catamarans operate daily to the Raritan Bayshore in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Journeys originate at the East 34th Street Ferry Landing, West Midtown Ferry Terminal, and Battery Park City Ferry Terminal. After calling at Pier 11/Wall Street boats continue through The Narrows and to terminals at Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, or Belford. Seasonal excursion ...
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55 Water Street
55 Water Street is a skyscraper on the East River in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City. The 53-story, structure was completed in 1972. Designed by Emery Roth and Sons, the building was developed by the Uris brothers. At the time of completion, it was the world's largest privately owned office building by floor area. 55 Water Street is built on a superblock bounded by Coenties Slip to the southwest, Water Street to the northwest, Old Slip to the northeast, and South Street and FDR Drive to the southeast. It is owned by the pension fund Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA). 55 Water Street is composed of two sections: a 53-story tower to the south and a 15-story wing to the north. The building's facade is made of masonry and glass. The south building is rectangular, while the north building contains sloped walls and runs parallel to the northwestern boundary of the site. The foundations are made of reinforced concrete-slab walls and the superstruc ...
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New York City Police Museum
The New York City Police Museum (NYCPM) is a museum that has featured the history and contributions of the New York City Police Department since its establishment in 1845. The museum was located in Lower Manhattan in New York City, near Wall Street and the South Street Seaport prior to losing its home due to Hurricane Sandy. While one of the museum's primary focuses is a memorial to the September 11 attacks, the museum contains a wide range of information on the history of the NYPD. It also allows visitors to simulate a police firefight, and judges whether or not the shooting was correct, allowing civilians to have some understanding of situations that police face. Planning On February 16, 1998, plans for a police museum were unveiled when then- Police Commissioner Howard Safir and the Alliance for Downtown New York (the local Business improvement district) made $5 million available for the museum in return for a new police substation in Lower Manhattan. Funding for the museum w ...
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Frontage
Frontage is the boundary between a plot of land or a building and the road onto which the plot or building fronts. Frontage may also refer to the full length of this boundary. This length is considered especially important for certain types of commercial and retail real estate, in applying zoning bylaws and property tax. In the case of contiguous buildings individual frontages are usually measured to the middle of any party wall. In some parts of the United States, particularly New England, a frontage road is one which runs parallel to a major road or highway, and is intended primarily for local access to and egress from those properties which line it. A "river frontage" or "ocean frontage" is the length of a plot of land that faces directly onto a river or ocean respectively. Consequently, the amount of such frontage may affect the value of the plot. See also * Façade A façade () (also written facade) is generally the front part or exterior of a building. It is a ...
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FDR Drive
The Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive, commonly called the FDR Drive for short, is a limited-access parkway on the east side of the New York City borough of Manhattan. It starts near South and Broad Streets, just north of the Battery Park Underpass, and runs north along the East River to the 125th Street / Robert F. Kennedy Bridge / Willis Avenue Bridge interchange, where it becomes the Harlem River Drive. All of the FDR Drive is designated New York State Route 907L (NY 907L), an unsigned reference route. The FDR Drive features a mix of below-grade, at-grade, and elevated sections, as well as three partially covered tunnels. The parkway is mostly three lanes in each direction, except for several small sections. By law, the current weight limits on the FDR Drive from 23rd Street to the Harlem River Drive in both directions is posted . Buses are not allowed to use the roadway north of 23rd Street because they exceed the road's maximum clearance and ...
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South Street (Manhattan)
South Street is a street in Lower Manhattan, New York City, located immediately adjacent to the East River. It runs from Whitehall Street near the southern tip of Manhattan to Jackson Street near the Williamsburg Bridge. The Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive, in an elevated portion known as the South Street Viaduct, runs along the entire length of the street. The street is noted for the South Street Seaport, south of the Brooklyn Bridge, and is the former site of the Fulton Fish Market, which was located just to the north of the seaport. Knickerbocker Village, a municipal housing project, fronts on South Street between the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge in the "Two Bridges" neighborhood. West of the seaport, South Street is the location of a number of office buildings, including 55 Water Street, and the New York City Police Museum. History The East River waterfront of lower Manhattan, which includes South Street (so named because it is on the south side of th ...
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Front Street (Manhattan)
Front Street is a street on the southeastern side of Lower Manhattan, New York City, running southwest from Dover Street near the Brooklyn Bridge through South Street Seaport to Fulton Street in the Financial District. History The original shoreline was in the vicinity of the current Pearl Street. "A series of water lots until the late 18th century, Front Street was created on landfill and served as the eastern boundary of lower Manhattan until South Street was created by 1810." During the early 18th century, slips were built to increase river frontage and later filled in so that new piers could be extended to even deeper water to accommodate larger ships. The slips were man-made inlets where ships could dock and unload cargo at an adjacent wharf. Most of the slips were later filled in and many became streets, that tended to be wider than the streets to which they led. By the time of the Revolution, Front Street marked the East River shoreline. Owners of water lots, ...
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City Block
A city block, residential block, urban block, or simply block is a central element of urban planning and urban design. A city block is the smallest group of buildings that is surrounded by streets, not counting any type of thoroughfare within the area of a building or comparable structure. City blocks are the space for buildings within the street pattern of a city, and form the basic unit of a city's urban fabric. City blocks may be subdivided into any number of smaller land lots usually in private ownership, though in some cases, it may be other forms of tenure. City blocks are usually built-up to varying degrees and thus form the physical containers or "streetwalls" of public space. Most cities are composed of a greater or lesser variety of sizes and shapes of urban block. For example, many pre-industrial cores of cities in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East tend to have irregularly shaped street patterns and urban blocks, while cities based on grids have much more regular arran ...
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Land Lot
In real estate, a lot or plot is a tract or parcel of land owned or meant to be owned by some owner(s). A plot is essentially considered a parcel of real property in some countries or immovable property (meaning practically the same thing) in other countries. Possible owner(s) of a plot can be one or more person(s) or another legal entity, such as a company/corporation, organization, government, or trust. A common form of ownership of a plot is called fee simple in some countries. A small area of land that is empty except for a paved surface or similar improvement, typically all used for the same purpose or in the same state is also often called a plot. Examples are a paved car park or a cultivated garden plot. This article covers plots (more commonly called lots in some countries) as defined parcels of land meant to be owned as units by an owner(s). Like most other types of property, lots or plots owned by private parties are subject to a periodic property tax payable by t ...
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New York City Department Of City Planning
The Department of City Planning (DCP) is the department of the government of New York City responsible for setting the framework of city's physical and socioeconomic planning. The department is responsible for land use and environmental review, preparing plans and policies, and providing information to and advising the Mayor of New York City, Borough presidents, the New York City Council, Community Boards and other local government bodies on issues relating to the macro-scale development of the city. The department is responsible for changes in New York City's city map, purchase and sale of city-owned real estate and office space and of the designation of landmark and historic district status. Its regulations are compiled in title 62 of the '' New York City Rules''. The most recent Director of City Planning Marisa Lago resigned in December, 2021 following her confirmation as Under Secretary for International Trade at the United States Department of Commerce. __toc__ City Plan ...
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