130 Liberty Street was a 39 story skyscraper designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and constructed in 1974. The building was heavily damaged during the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. Determination of the current New York City Zoning & Building Code provisions as they relate to the reconstruction, repair and restoration of 130 Liberty Street after September 11, 2001.
Adaptation of the 31st floor of 14 Wall Street into the La Tour D’Or restaurant. 14 Wall Street was designed by Trowbridge & Livingston in a classical revival style and constructed in 1912 as the headquarters for the Bankers Trust Company. The stepped pyramid at the top became the logo for Bankers Trust. The 31st floor is surrounded on four sides by terraces.
During the adaptation, Trowbridge & Livingston’s plan for the 31st floor were unearthed, The plan, as revised on April 15, 1910, show a large office, an apartment with a living room, two bedrooms and a bath and a further apartment with two bedrooms, a small dining room, a small living room and a large kitchen which may have been a planned executive suite. There have been reports that J. Pierpont Morgan had an apartment on the 31st floor, but the Landmarks Preservation Commission Designation Report states that “J.P. Morgan & Company canceled its plans to move to the 31st floor.”
70 Broad Street, Manhattan
Conservation of the exterior, restoration of the interior and adaptation of the American Bank Note Company Building into a club/restaurant building. Designed by Kirby, Petit & Green, Architects in a neo-Classical Style and constructed in 1908 with a granite and smooth ashlar stone facade. The American Bank Note Company was one of America’s most prominent producers of bank notes, stamps, stock certificates and letters of credit. They reinforced their powerful position to the public by constructing a low-rise building in the skyscraper dominated Financial District.
Advancement of Landmarks Preservation Commission designation and approval of the work. Preparation of a National Register nomination and research and documentation to enable the Landmarks Conservancy to accept a preservation easement.