Completed: 2010

Architect: Cook + Fox

Floors: 55

1-51 tenant floors, 52-55 mechanical space

Total Square Feet: 2,354,000

Leasing Contacts:


Rocco Romeo The Durst Organization 212.257.6630
Thomas Bow The Durst Organization 212.257.6610
Nora Caliban The Durst Organization 212.789.6029

One Bryant Park

Setting a new standard in sustainable commercial construction, the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park was the first skyscraper in North America to achieve LEED Platinum certification and ranks among the most environmentally advanced skyscrapers in the world. The 2.35-million-square-foot, 51-story office tower was completed in 2010 and conceived with the vision of creating the highest quality modern workplace emphasizing daylight, fresh air, and an intrinsic connection to the outdoors.

One Bryant Park houses Bank of America’s global corporate and investment banking businesses, The Durst Organization’s corporate headquarters, and several other prestigious tenants. Notable features include an urban garden room, 4.6-megawatt combined heat and power plant, ice cooling system, building-wide water reclamation system, green roofs that utilize compost from tenant waste, state-of-the-art air filtration for exceptional indoor air quality, destination dispatch elevator controls, and dedicated backup emergency generators.

Major Tenants:
  • Bank of America
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • The Durst Organization
  • Charlie Palmer Steak
  • Burger & Lobster



  • Three times the public circulation space required by zoning
  • New glass-enclosed dual-stair subway entrance at 42nd Street and Avenue of the Americas
  • Widened sidewalks
  • Urban Garden Room at 43rd Street and Avenue of the Americas, serves as an indoor extension of Bryant Park and Grace Plaza


  • Through-block public passageway connecting 42nd and 43rd streets features Broadway-inspired programming and attractions

Stephen Sondheim Theatre (housed within One Bryant Park)

(formerly known as the Henry Miller Theatre)


  • To create a state-of-the-art Broadway playhouse that captures the intimacy of the original Henry Miller’s Theatre and invokes its design intent and spirit
  • To captivate present-day audiences with excellent sightlines, spacious and accessible audience amenities and a newly configured auditorium


  • 50,000 square foot reconstructed theater
  • Seating capacity increased to 1,000
  • Neo-Georgian landmarked façade of original 1918 Allen, Ingalls & Hoffman–designed theater preserved and restored
  • Restoration and reconstruction of the historic oval reception room, doors and decorative plasterwork, and incorporation of salvaged elements into the new design
  • Fully ADA–accessible, including approximately 20 wheelchair viewing positions and a spacious box office lobby
  • Three times the number of female toilets required by code
  • Incorporation of a large lobby bar at the orchestra level, a bar/café on the ground floor level, and a restaurant at an upper mezzanine within one building
  • Fully functional fly-tower and scenic loading facilities
  • Operated by Roundabout Theatre


The Bank of America Tower is the first commercial high-rise in the United States to earn LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council. The building’s advanced technologies include a clean-burning, on-site, 5.0 MW cogeneration plant, which provides approximately 65% of the building’s annual electricity requirements and lowers daytime peak demand by 30%. A thermal ice storage system further helps reduce peak load on the city’s over-taxed electrical grid by producing ice at night, which is then melted during the day to provide cooling. Rain and snow that fall on the site are captured and re-used as gray water to flush toilets and supply the cooling towers. These strategies, along with low-flow fixtures, save approximately 7.7 million gallons of potable water per year.

The building’s exceptionally high indoor environmental quality results from hospital-grade, 95% filtered air; abundant natural daylight and 9.5ft ceilings; an under-floor ventilation system with individually-controlled floor diffusers; round-the-clock air quality monitoring; and views through a clear, floor-to-ceiling high-performance glass curtain wall. This curtain wall minimizes solar heat gain through low-E glass and heat-reflecting ceramic frit, and has allowed the Bank of America Tower to reduce artificial lighting with an automated daylight dimming system, reducing lighting and cooling energy by up to 30%.

Green buildings perform better than conventional ones. They save energy, use less water, generate less construction waste, and provide healthier and more comfortable indoor environments. Studies show that working in a green building increases productivity and reduces absenteeism. Green buildings provide tenants the opportunity to promote their healthy workspace to enhance their business brand and attract quality personnel.