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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, the New York headquarters for Bank of America rises 55 floors above street level. Dramatic crystalline forms sheathe the building’s podium and the tower that contains the Bank of America’s trading operations, amenity functions, and administrative areas.

The tower combines secure banking operations and significant public amenities including a mid-block pedestrian walkway, and a street level ‘wintergarden’ with operable glazed screens. The project also encompasses a reimagining of the landmark Henry Miller’s Theatre, now restored and renamed the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

The LEED Platinum–certified 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