Goldman Sachs Tower 200 West Street

 Goldman Sachs Tower (200 West Street) is the global headquarters of Goldman Sachs located in Lower Manhattan. The building is a 740-foot-tall (230 m), 43-story building that opened in October 2009 in the Battery Park City neighborhood of Manhattan. It is located on West Street, between Vesey and Murray Streets. It is adjacent to the World Financial Center and the Conrad Hotels, across the street from the Verizon Building, and diagonally opposite the World Trade Center site and One World Trade Center.


Construction on the building's foundation began in 2005 and faced various construction problems before completion in late 2009.[1] On December 14, 2007, a nylon sling on a crane failed, sending a 7-ton load falling to the ground. It crushed two trailers on the ground and an architect inside.[2] The architect, Robert Woo, may never walk again.[3] Work at the site was halted for several days for safety violations.[4]

The project was halted by New York City officials after a construction accident occurred on May 17, 2008. A 30-by-30-inch (760 × 760 mm) piece of steel fell eighteen stories onto a neighboring baseball field that was in use by children, though no one was injured. The City issued a Stop Work Order and cited the general contractor, Tishman Construction, for five violations.[5] Work resumed in the months thereafter.

The first employees arrived in October 2009. The building occupies 2,100,000 square feet (200,000 m2) and features six large trading floors.[1] Goldman Sachs headquarters were previously at 85 Broad street, and main trading floor was previously at One New York Plaza

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