Are You Searching for an Apartment or Workspace in NYC? 120 Broadway may be just what you are searching for! Known as the Equitable Building, this iconic structure serves not only as an historical landmark, but also provides modern services, culture and commerce in its vicinity.
A Rich History
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120 Broadway was constructed after its predecessor Equitable Life Assurance Society headquarters was destroyed by fire in 1912. Designed by Ernest R. Graham, it was an architectural marvel at that time; boasting 40 floors and over 1.2 million square feet. Furthermore, it featured steel framing with air conditioning system central air conditioning system, high speed elevators.
A public uproar was ignited by the building’s immense presence and huge shadow, leading to the 1916 Zoning Resolution as the first comprehensive zoning law in America. This law required new buildings to have setbacks and height limits to let more light and air enter streets.
120 Broadway has seen many historic events take place there and served as home for notable tenants over its storied history. From 1919-1924 it served as home for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York headquarters; also the location for their investigation of the 1920 Wall Street bombing, Winston Churchill, Franklin D Roosevelt, and John D Rockefeller Jr. all held offices there during that time.
In 1996, 120 Broadway was designated a National Historic Landmark and in 2006 added to the National Register of Historic Places.
A Modern Lifestyle
Today, 120 Broadway is more than just an iconic building; it offers modern amenities and an inclusive community for its residents to call home or work from.
This building has undergone various upgrades and renovations in order to maintain its original charm while meeting contemporary tenant demands. It features a grand lobby with marble columns and coffered ceiling, rooftop terrace with panoramic city views, fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and concierge, security, cleaning and maintenance services as well as many others.
Location is also key to enjoying New York City at its finest, and this building’s position in the Financial District makes an excellent starting point. Convenient to Wall Street, World Trade Center and South Street Seaport. Furthermore, numerous transportation options such as subway lines, buses, ferries and bike lanes surround it allowing easy access to other parts of town such as Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park or Statue of Liberty.
120 Broadway is part of an energetic and diverse community, hosting over 200 law firms, financial institutions, media outlets, non-profit organizations and cultural/educational venues such as Museum of American Finance (MOAF), Skyscraper Museum (SKM) and New York Law School – as well as various events such as art exhibits, lectures concerts and festivals hosted by tenants and visitors alike.
A Place to Call Home
120 Broadway is more than just a building; it is an historic landmark, modern hub, and place to call home. No matter whether it be for living or working purposes, all your needs can be found right here at 120 Broadway. Contact us today and schedule a tour so you can see for yourself why 120 Broadway is your perfect home!