140 Broadway Plaza |
Located two blocks east of the World Trade Center, the plaza and tower at 140 Broadway were designed between 1960 and 1964 by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) under the direction of Gordon Bunshaft, the firm’s chief architect. Isamu Noguchi’s steel-and-aluminum Red Cube was installed in 1968 to critical acclaim. One of the first projects to conform to the 1961 Zoning Resolution that incentivized developers to incorporate public plazas into their office-building plans, the plaza was in need of repair and renovation. Failing existing waterproofing, drainage systems are being corrected at grade and subgrade levels, and the plaza is being redeveloped to restore the original 1960s design. L&C provided pre-construction project management for the renovation and redesign of the plaza and surrounding sidewalks.