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A massive new venue will be serving up food and entertainment on the ground floor of 28 Liberty Street–originally named One Chase Manhattan Plaza–the New York Post reports. Legends Hospitality will be opening a 35,000-square-foot space, designed by noted architect Jeffrey Beers, that will feature live music and a restaurant. The property’s historic Noguchi rock garden will be incorporated into the new venue.
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Completed in 1961 and designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the 60-story International Style tower was built by David Rockefeller as a new bank headquarters. Fosun Five Holdings, a division of China’s Fosun International, bought the tower for $725 million in 2013. The new venue is in keeping with the new, post 9/11 version of the Financial District neighborhood filled with new residents, shops and restaurants. Along those same lines, the tower just received $150 million worth of capital upgrades, the most notable of which is a 200,000-square-foot retail space on its four lowest floors, replacing a dowdy newsstand and a bank branch. Also among the newcomers is a Danny Meyer restaurant, Manhatta, on the tower’s 60th floor.
Fosun leasing director Thomas Costanzo said the new venue, scheduled to open in 2020, will be more than merely a food hall. “We worked with [Legends] to create something unique.” The space will feature leading international chefs, top musical acts and an upscale restaurant. Also headed for 28 Liberty is a 45,000-square-foot, 10-screen movie theater run by Alamo Drafthouse, set to open late this year.
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