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Liberty Tower, 55 Liberty Street

Between Broadway & Nassau Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1909
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Financial District
  • Total Apartments 86
    Total Floors 33
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Pets Allowed
Avg. Price / ft2
$91
Avg. Price / ft2
Avg. Price / ft2

Description

Located at 55 Liberty Street, Liberty Tower is one of New York's original skyscrapers. It was completed in 1909, and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's law office was one of the first commercial tenants. The striking terra cotta façade and carvings of lions, falcons, and gargoyles were instrumental in its being granted the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Following its conversion to a cooperative, the building is staffed by a friendly and efficient 24-hour door staff and a live-in superintendent. It is zoned for District 2, Spruce Street School, and is close to the Oculus, Brookfield Place, and the new South Street Seaport.

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Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Video Intercom
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Live-In Superintendent

Apartments for Sale at 55 Liberty Street (1)

1
Available Apts
$1.9M
Price Range
$858
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 55 Liberty Street (1)

1
Available Apts
$16,750
Prices Start At
$91
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Rating

29
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 29 / 44

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33
Out of 36

Location Rating: 33 / 36

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18
Out of 39

Features Rating: 18 / 39

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10
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90

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #34 Rated co-op in Manhattan
  • #1 Rated co-op - FIDI - BPC
  • #1 Rated co-op - Financial District
 

Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"One of the great skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan, this Gothic Revival-style tower at 55 Liberty Street on the northeast corner at Nassau Street was erected in 1910 and designed by Henry Ives Cobb. 

It is known as Liberty Tower. Over the years its office tenants included the Sinclair Oil Company and a precursor of the accounting firm of Coopers Lybrand. " Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Spectacular pre-war skyscraper
  • Spectacular views
  • Supreme downtown location
  • Many different layouts
  • Some multi-level units
  • Close to subways
  • Doorman and concierge
  • Attractive pre-war details
  • Pet-friendly
  • Live-in superintendent
  • Gargoyles
Cons
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • No garage
  • No health club
  • No balconies
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More Neighborhood Info

Subways

  1. J
  2. Z
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. A
  8. C
at Broadway 0.11 miles
  1. R
at Church and Dey 0.15 miles
  1. 1
at Greenwich 0.25 miles
  1. E
at Church and Park Pl 0.26 miles
  1. 6
at Centre and Reade 0.40 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,275,000
Avg. Price
Based on 1 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$505K - $2.3M
Price Range
$933
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 310 Available for Sale
  • $1,403 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,892,878 Avg. Price
  • $1,295,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 50 West Apt PH58 | $14,495,000
    Price / ft2 $4,026
  2. Least Expensive Downtown Club Apt 11J | $410,000
    Price / ft2 $1,038
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  • 198 Available for Rent
  • $56 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,338 Avg. Price
  • $3,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 50 West Apt PH58 | $23,500
    Price / ft2 $78
  2. Least Expensive 150 Nassau Street Apt 8J | $1,750
Data is based on sales from past 12 months and only transactions for which we have approximate square footage information available are included above
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  • 233 Total Sales
  • $1,434 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,674,417 Avg. Price
  • $1,380,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Beekman Residences Apt PH 51 | $10,400,000
    Price / ft2 $2,926
  2. Least Expensive Cocoa Exchange Apt 1003 | $200,000
    Price / ft2 $541

Alternate Addresses

  • 53 Liberty Street
  • 55 4 Berth Street
  • 55 Liberty Place

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