NYC: One New York Plaza
One New York Plaza, the southernmost of all Manhattan skyscrapers, was built in 1969 by William Lescaze & Assocs. and Kahn & Jacobs. The South Street side features a lower projecting wing, over which the 50-storey, 631 foot tall main mass rises with its notched corners. The facade, designed by Nevio Maggiora, is of boxlike "beehive" pattern with the windows recessed within, made of aluminium-clad wall elements. A portion of the mid-facade on the wing roof level is of dark steel plating, apparently to accommodate HVAC equipment. The top of the building forms a cornice-like protrusion which houses an exclusive dining club.