One New York Plaza at 1 Water Street, Class A office space for lease in NYC’s Financial District

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Address: One Water Street Class: A
Cross Streets: South Street Viaduct & Water Street Size: 2,586,862 SF
Year built: 1969 Architect: Kahn & Jacobs, William Lescaze & Associates

Designed by William Lescaze & Associates in a modernist architectural style, One New York Plaza is the southernmost of all Manhattan’s skyscrapers, located right on the island’s tip. It was completed in 1969 in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, and was renovated in 1969, 1995 and 2014. The 50-story office building is currently owned by Brookfield Properties, and offers state-of-the-art amenities, Class A office space, and sweeping views of the New York Harbor.

2.6 MSF of Class A FiDi Office Space

One New York Plaza offers nearly 2.6 million square feet of Class A Financial District office space. The 50-story tower also incorporates 55,000 square feet of retail space, and boasts a 300-foot wide structure.

The building offers column-free floors built around a center core, a design that allows for unobstructed views of the Harbor from the upper floors. The typical floor size is 45,000 square feet, while typical base floors have 68,000 square feet around the building’s core.

The column-free layout offers tenants complete flexibility in setting up their office space. The building corners are deeply notched, allowing the installation of up to eight corner offices on each floor.

One New York Plaza has earned BOMA 360 as well as Energy Star certifications for its environmentally friendly features. Its retail concourse has been renovated, and includes restaurants, shopping and fitness destinations. The lobby has also been redesigned and upgraded to modern standards.

Getting to and from One New York Plaza

Located at the southern tip of Manhattan, One New York Plaza offers easy access to

the Financial District, with Battery Park City, the New York Stock Exchange, and City Hall within walking distance. The office tower sits just steps away from 13 local subway lines, as well as ferry and heliport transportation options. Additionally, One New York Plaza incorporates underground parking for those opting to commute by car.

Who is renting office space at One New York Plaza?

One New York Plaza is home to various tenants in the publishing, media, law and financial services industries. Notable companies that call the building home include Macmillan, Fried Frank, Morgan Stanley and Revlon. The tower’s retail portion is home to Retro Fitness, Starbucks, and various restaurants, including Naya, Chipotle, and Sabi Sushi.

How much is the rent price for office space at One New York Plaza?

Office asking rents at One New York Plaza are roughly on par with the $62 per square foot average commanded by Lower Manhattan office space. Tech/fintech companies and other creative businesses continue to show interest in this submarket, which boasts office rents below those found in Midtown Manhattan or Hudson Yards. While the towers crowning the FiDi skyline are decades old and large floor plates are hard to find, the location is unbeatable, and the area is home to various high-profile corporations, as well as smaller businesses looking for affordable FiDi office space.

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Building Location & Nearby Public Transportation

Nearby Transportation


Bowling Green (456) - 7 minutes Walk
Wall Street (23456J) - 7 minutes Walk
South Ferry (1) - 4 minutes Walk
Whitehall Street–South Ferry - 3 minutes Walk
Broad Street (JMZ) - 8 minutes Walk


South Ferry/Terminal - 5 minutes Walk
Water Street & Wall Street - 8 minutes Walk
South St & Whitehall St - 3 minutes Walk
Water St & Broad St - 1 minute Walk

Important Information

Listings are presented for illustrative purposes only; they may no longer be available and are provided merely as an exemplary representation of the types of spaces in a given neighborhood for a given price.