One Chase Manhattan Plaza New York
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One Chase Manhattan Plaza in NYC, New York, USA
One Chase Manhattan Plaza
One Chase Manhattan Plaza is a banking skyscraper located in the downtown Manhattan Financial District of New York City. Construction on the building was completed in 1961. It has 60 floors, with 4 basement floors, and is 248 meters (813 feet) tall, making it the 10th tallest building in New York City, the 38th tallest in the United States, and the 94th tallest building in the world.
The building is built in the International style, with a white steel facade with black patterns just below the windows. Designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the building echoes the Inland Steel Building in Chicago.
The Chase Manhattan Bank president of that time, David Rockefeller, the current patriarch of the Rockefeller family, was the prime mover of the construction and the building’s location, notably because many corporations had moved uptown, and the Financial District had languished as a result. One Chase Manhattan Plaza is currently occupied by the successor to the “Rockefeller Bank”, JPMorgan Chase & Co.