Picture Lower Manhattan: A Waterfall on Water Street

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You’ll find 70,000 workers  in the Water Street corridor these days — along with many of the city’s largest companies and small signature firms. But you won’t find much water. Once upon a time, Water Street bordered the shipyards of the East River, but untold tons of landfill over the years ended all that. So in 1973, when I.M. Pei and & Partners designed Wall Street Plaza between 100 Wall and 88 Pine, they added a water feature of their own.