One Chase Manhattan Plaza eyed as landmark

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One Chase Manhattan Plaza, one of Lower Manhattan’s first modernist towers when it appeared in 1961, has been nominated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission for consideration as a landmark. The designation is expected, now that the commission called the tower “among New York City’s most important mid-20th-century skyscrapers.” On Tuesday, the building’s plaza was renamed for David Rockefeller, the former chairman of Chase and the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association. The Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed tower was the sixth tallest building in the world at the time of its completion. 

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