Completed: 1984

Architect: Emery Roth & Sons

Floors: 41

Total Square Feet: 790,000

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Rocco Romeo The Durst Organization 212.257.6630
Tom Bow The Durst Organization 212.257.6610
Ashlea Aaron The Durst Organization 212.257.6590
Ashley Gee The Durst Organization 212.257.6596

1155 Avenue of the Americas

This granite tower occupies the western block front between 44th and 45th Streets. In 2002, anticipating the green building revolution, Jody and Douglas Durst supplemented conventional cooling systems in 1155 Avenue of the Americas with an innovative ice storage air conditioning system. May through September, the system produces over 30,000 gallons of ice each night—when energy costs are lowest—to cool the building the following day, thus easing the strain on an overtaxed electrical grid during peak hours and keeping tenants’ operating costs down. 1155 Avenue of the Americas is ENERGY STAR® certified.

A $110 million capital improvement program for 1155 upgraded the building with a newly appointed entrance on West 44th Street featuring seating and a landscaped plaza, a dramatic new lobby interior with security desks clad in distinctive back-lit sea-glass and turnstile security access and new destination dispatch elevator controls and elevator cabs. The building features new energy efficient chamfered corners with floor-to-ceiling clear glazing and low iron energy efficient casement windows.1155 Avenue of the Americas is LEED Silver certified under LEED v4 Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance (O+M).

Major Tenants:
  • Dow Jones (Wall Street Journal)


A green building is simply more efficient, providing a better, more productive work environment.