Deutsche Bank Building

Deutsche Bank Building

Deutsche Bank Building

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The Deutsche Bank Building was a skyscraper at 130 Liberty Street in New York City, United States, adjacent to the World Trade Center (WTC). Opened in 1974 as Bankers Trust Plaza, the building was acquired by Deutsche Bank when it acquired Bankers Trust in 1998. It was part of the skyline of Lower Manhattan. The Deutsche Bank Building was heavily damaged in the September 11, 2001 attacks after being blasted by the avalanche of debris, ash, dust and smoke that spread from WTC. World Trade Center Tower 5 will eventually replace the building since deconstruction is finished, expanding the ground space on which the World Trade Center stands, as this land was not part of the original World Trade Center.

After several lengthy delays, it was announced on October 8, 2009 that deconstruction of the building would finally resume, and by year's end the deconstruction was reinitiated. As of January 20, 2011, the structure has been completely dismantled. In February 2011, the foundation of the former building was dismantled, finally paving the way for the construction of 5 World Trade Center.

The building was designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon which also designed the Empire State Building and Peterson & Brickbauer.

Damage

The collapse of 2 World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks tore a 24-story gash into the facade of the Deutsche Bank Building and destroyed the entire interior of the structure. Steel and concrete were sticking out of the building for months afterward....
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