Designed by the world-renowned Kohn Pedersen Fox, 1325 Avenue of the Americas is part of the Paramount Group’s New York City portfolio, which includes a number of other high-profile, Class A office properties noted for their energy efficiency and top-flight amenities. Originally developed by Edward Minskoff, the tower’s architecture echoes Manhattan’s twin-tower tradition – the Central Park West residential towers come quickly to mind – in an elegant, post-modern take on the Art Deco tradition that’s found around the corner at Rockefeller Center.
Floor plates at 1325 Avenue of the Americas range in size from 5000 to 50,000 square feet. The tower’s unique footprint allows tenants to accommodate up to twelve corner offices per floor, all of which are column-free. Thirteen high-speed, computer-controlled elevators deliver tenants to the tower’s upper floors, which feature stunning views of Midtown and Central Park. And a landscaped public atrium – with a glass canopy – connects West 53rd Street through to West 54th Street, providing tenants with easy access to Midtown’s shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.
Since 2008, 1325 Avenue of the Americas’ overall energy use has decreased by 24 percent thanks to new lighting fixtures, variable frequency drives on condenser water pumps, a comprehensive recycling system that recycles 90 percent of building waste, and a green cleaning system. The building also features a tenant-controlled HVAC system. It earned Energy Stars in 2009, 2011, and 2012 and is also pursuing a LEED for Existing Buildings rating from USGBC, in addition to its affiliation with the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation.
The Paramount Group continues to use 1325 Avenue of the Americas as a laboratory for implementing new energy efficiency technologies both in the tower and across the rest of its portfolio. 1325 Avenue of the Americas’ lobby is terrazzo and granite and features 22-foot-high ceilings, a 24-hour concierge, and closed-circuit monitoring of entrances and public areas.
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1325 Avenue of the Americas Building Details
- 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York
- Submarket :
- Plaza District
- Certifications :
- Energy Star
- Square Footage :
- 900,000 square feet
- Owner :
- Paramount Group
- Architect :
- Kohn Pedersen Fox
- Year Built :
- Notes :
- Earned Energy Stars in 2001 and 2009 with scores of 84 and 81, respectively; typical floor plates are 23,000 square feet. Served as backdrop for one of Elaine's office buildings in "Seinfeld."