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Bank of America Tower

Sixth Avenue & 42nd Street
New York City NY United States

Construction Dates
Floor Count55
Floor Area195,096 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - parking garage
 - retail
 - theatre
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - structural expressionism
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire1200 ftElevation Drawing
Height to Spire (1200 feet)
Wind turbine960 ftElevation Drawing
Height to Wind Turbine
Roof945 ftElevation Drawing
Facade extension945 ftElevation Drawing
Height to tip of Curtain Wall Extension


• Architect: Cook + Fox Architects, LLP, Adamson Associates International.

• Development: The Durst Organization / Bank of America.
• Constructors: Tishman Construction Corporation, Cornell & Company, Inc., Century-Maxim Construction Corporation, Severud Associates, Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company, Schindler Elevator, ULMA Form Works, Inc., Viracon, altPOWER Inc.
• Engineers: Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, Entek Engineering LLP, Jam Consultants Inc., Solar Design Associates, Inc., Van Deusen & Associates (New York), Steven Winter Associates, Inc, Israel Berger & Associates, Ducibella Venter & Santore, Vollmer Associates LLP.
• Lights: Cline Bettridge Berstein Lighting Design Associates.
• Tenant: Bank of America.

• Investment: $1 Billion.

• Ground was broken starting construction on 1 Bryant Park during a morning ceremony on August 2nd 2004. In attendance was Governor Pataki of New York, Mayor of New York Michael R. Bloomberg, and Kenneth D. Lewis, president and CEO of Bank of America. Remington Building was the tallest building demolished to make way for this tower.

• Bank of America is the anchor tenant of 1 Bryant Park, now the Bank of America Tower.

• It is expected that this building is LEED certified "Platinum" making it the first such skyscraper in the world. To achieve this, the property features "green" technology including a deep double-walled insulated facade, rooftop rain collection, filtered under-floor displacement air ventilation, a wind turbine, a 4.6-megawatt cogeneration plant, and a garden. The building is also be built largely of recycled materials and/or have materials sourced from no further than 500 miles from the site. Standing right next to another "green" skyscraper pioneer, 4 Times Square, the building is to have groundbreaking environmental features such as being able to generate 70% of its energy and gather all of its toilet water.

• It provides home for Historic-Rebuilt Henry Miller Theater, as well as new Subway entrances and an underground pedestrian walkway, between the 6 th and 7 th avenue subway lines.

• The building has a spire/antenna that will reach 1200 feet. In reality has two spires, the 365.76 meter (1200 foot) one is architectural and the 292.61 meter (960 foot) one is a wind turbine that would generate electricity for the building. The southern roof would rise to 287.88 meters (944 feet 6 inches) and the northern roof would rise to 258.47 meters (848 feet).

• During its construction, a container felt of top crane, damaging some windows, to be replaced in facade. No one died but had injuries.

• Info Page: http://www.nyc-architecture.com/MID/MID157.htm

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