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Liberty Tower
55 Liberty Street
New York, NY

 

 
Liberty Towers
   
Conversion to residential use of a 33 story Gothic Skyscraper in the Financial District
   
Postcard of Liberty Towers

Liberty Tower c.1910

 


Designed by Henry Ives Cobb, Architect in a neo-Gothic Style and constructed with a terra-cotta facade in 1909, Liberty Tower is one of the early romantic skyscrapers that changed the skyline of lower Manhattan.

In 1978, the conversion of Liberty Tower introduced residential use to the Financial District. Joseph Pell Lombardi, as both architect and investor, designed the interiors, conserved the historic elements, and converted the building into 89 residential units with retail stores on the first floor, mezzanine and cellar.

The project was approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Board of Standards & Appeals.  Construction commenced in 1978 and was completed in 1980.

   
         
    All rights resevered, Joseph Pell Lombardi Architects, 2004