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One Bryant Park

2009 , New York, NY
Design Architect: Cook + Fox Architects
Client: The Durst Organization / Bank of America
Categories: Commercial | High-Rise
About project
About project

One Bryant Park was the first commercial high-rise in the United States to earn LEED® Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council

Strategically located on the northwest corner of Bryant Park, this New York Headquarters for the Bank of America rises 55 floors above street level. The project combines secure banking operations and significant public amenities including the restoration of the landmark Henry Miller’s Theatre (since renamed the Stephen Sondheim Theatre), a mid-block pedestrian walkway, and a street-level winter garden’with operable glazed screens. Dramatic crystalline forms sheathe the podium and tower that contain the Bank of America’s trading operations, amenity functions, and administrative areas.

Awarded LEED® Platinum certification in May 2010, the building employs extensive use of recycled and sustainable materials and incorporates a wide range of innovative green initiatives including pressurized underfloor plenums, co-generation, ice storage, breathing rooms, and light sensors.

Location: New York, NY
Design Architect: Cook + Fox Architects
Architect of Record: Adamson Associates Architects
Client: The Durst Organization / Bank of America
Size: 2,000,000 sf / 185,800 sm
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Office High-Rise
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Access to Transit
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Winter Garden
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LEED® Platinum Certified
Completion: 2009



Best Tall Building Americas: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat


Outstanding Project Award: Greater New York Construction User Council


Green Project of the Year: New York Construction


Global Green USA Award