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World Wide Plaza is a complex of office building and an apartment tower, together with a group of six-storey residential buildings. It is located in the West part of Manhattan; bordering 8th Avenue, 9th Avenue and West 49th and 50th Streets it covers the entire city block. The construction built by architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill started in 1986 and was completed in 1989. The entire complex stands on the former site of the Third Madison Square Garden. World Wide Plaza was the key to the redevelopment of Eighth Avenue. Whole complex has pale orange brick façade with white trim and many corner windows. There are no balconies, however many terraces. There is a landscaped plaza between the two towers. The center of the plaza is highlighted by a fountain created by Sidney Simon called "The Four Seasons" – each of the four female statues holding up a globe represents a season.

World Wide Plaza One, the office tower is the 87th highest building in the world. It has 237 metres (778 feet) and 47 floors. It was designed by David Childs and developed by William Zeckendorf, Jr. The skyscraper has an illuminated crown – steep pyramidal roof made of copper in Post-Modern style. It is known as “David’s Diamond” after the architect. Its design resembles the one of New York Insurance Company Building. It has three different entrances.

World Wide Plaza Two refers to the 35- floor residential tower with 455 condominium apartments. It is 119 metres (390 feet) tall. The architect was Frank Williams. It features one of the grandest and most elegant modern lobbies in the city.

A group of 6-floor residential buildings is known as World Wide Plaza Three and it features a large Cineplex in the basement and has their own large central courtyard.
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