Silverstein Properties Unveils Equitable Building’s Mural Series at 120 Broadway in the Financial District

3rd Floor Murals withing the Equitable Building at 120 Broadway (Photo: Joe Woolhead)3rd Floor Murals withing the Equitable Building at 120 Broadway (Photo: Joe Woolhead)

The latest phase of Silverstein Properties’ extensive restoration of the Equitable Building at 120 Broadway includes a series of street art inspired murals within the landmarked tower. Located on the third floor, the installations bring new life to the century-old office building.

Commissioned artists include local muralists Pablo Ancona, Sam Meyerson, Lynne Yun, and Sebastien Dauchez, in addition to Michael Iver Jacobson, an illustrator based in St. Paul, MN. The four artists completed their works at an invite-only event on Monday, November 18.

3rd Floor Murals withing the Equitable Building at 120 Broadway (Photo: Joe Woolhead)

Third Floor Murals with in the Equitable Building at 120 Broadway (Photo: Joe Woolhead)

Completed in 1915, the Equitable Building stands 538 feet above ground and occupies an entire parcel that is bound by Broadway, Nassau Street, Cedar Street, and Pine Street. Silverstein’s restoration of the building took approximately two years to complete and is valued at an estimated $50 million.

Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, the two-year overhaul of the building also includes construction of The Bankers Club, a 20,000-square-foot-space on the 40th floor of the building. The club includes an 8,000-square-foot indoor lounge, a cafe, a food hall, and an outdoor roof deck for tenants. Additional upgrades include bicycle storage with locker rooms and showers, new elevator cab finishes, new security turnstiles, and a fully refurbished lobby with vaulted ceilings.

Looking east toward the East River and the towers of Wall Street. Photo by Michael Young

The vaulted ceilings are reminiscent of the old Penn Station. Photo by Michael Young

120 Broadway, rendering from Silverstein Properties website.

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2 Comments on "Silverstein Properties Unveils Equitable Building’s Mural Series at 120 Broadway in the Financial District"

  1. No mention about how this building led to nyc zoning laws because of outcry over its sheer bulk?

  2. Too radical for the lobby..hide the art on the third floor.

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