Designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Frank Williams, Worldwide Plaza was developed in partnership with William Zeckendorf, Jr. A mixed-use commercial office and residential property located on the former site of Madison Square Garden, Worldwide Plaza catalyzed the re-development of the West Side of Manhattan, including the reinvention of Times Square as an internationally renowned family-friendly destination.
A 1991 PBS documentary entitled “Skyscraper” gives an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the herculean efforts of the developers, architects, engineers and construction crews who labored to bring Worldwide Plaza to fruition. Upon completion, Worldwide Plaza served as the second largest development in New York.
Type: Mixed-use Residential and Commercial Office Space
Acquisition Date: 1977
Completion Date: 1989
Total Square Footage: 1.5 million