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Bank of America Tower

Identification

Bank of America Tower
One Bryant Park, BofA
Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park
201684

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
composite structure
glass
curtain wall
deconstructivism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The tallest building demolished to make way for the tower is Remington Building.
  • Popular Science gave the building the title of the Best Engineering of What's New in 2005 for its being "The Most Amibitious Eco-Friendly SkyScraper" in the December 2005 edition.
  • The southern roof rises to 287.88 meters (944 feet 6 inches) and the northern roof rises to 258.47 meters (848 feet).
  • Urinals are waterless which saves three million gallons of water per annum.
  • Features a 5 MW on-site gas generator with heat capture which provides the building with two thirds of its annual energy requirements.
  • The building is clad with an aluminium-framed curtain wall with high transparency, low emission insulating glass.
  • The design was in part influenced by the New York Crystal Palace building erected in Bryant Park in 1853 which was America's first glass and steel building.
  • The tower has two spires, the 365.76 meter (1200 foot) one is architectural and the 292.61 meter (960 foot) one has a wind turbine that generates electricity for the building.

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Location

West 42nd Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
10036
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

1,200.01 ft
1,200.01 ft
953.60 ft
58
2004
2009
52
3
$1,000,000,000

Involved Companies

MANNTECH Building Maintenance Systems
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
Alimak Hek Group AB

Cook + Fox Architects, LLP
Adamson Associates
acoustics consultant, architectural model making, consultant, crane supplier (construction), developer, elevator consultant, elevator supplier, environmental consultant, facade consultant, facade installation, formwork supplier, glass supplier, lighting consultant, mechanical engineering, project management, security system consultant, shell construction, solar technology supplier, steel supplier, structural engineering, tenant, traffic consultant

Features & Amenities

  • Wind turbines are present