1211 Avenue of the Americas
|1211 Avenue of the Americas|
1211 Avenue of the Americas (view from the east)
|Former names||Celanese Building
News Corp. Building
|Type||Offices and television studios (Fox News Channel)|
New York City, New York
|Owner||1211 6th Avenue Property Owner, L. L. C.|
|Roof||592 ft (180.44 m)|
|Floor area||1.9 million square feet (180×103 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Wallace Harrison (Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris)|
|Developer||Rockefeller Group Development Corporation|
|Main contractor||Celanese Corporation and Rockefeller Center, Inc.|
1211 Avenue of the Americas (also known as the News Corp. Building) is an International style skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Formerly called the Celanese Building, it was completed in 1973 as part of the Rockefeller Center extension, that started in the late 1950s with the Time-Life Building. The Celanese Corporation would later move to Dallas, Texas. 1211 is owned by an affiliate of Beacon Capital Partners, and leasing is managed by Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., of which the Rockefeller Group was once a major shareholder.
The building is the American headquarters for 21st Century Fox and News Corp, both controlled by Australian businessman Rupert Murdoch. The building is well known for housing the main studios of the Fox News Channel, part of 21st Century Fox's Fox Entertainment Group. News Corp divisions housed there include Dow Jones & Company, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post.
In 2006, Merritt Engineering Consultants was hired by Cushman & Wakefield to do restoration work on the News Corp Building. The restoration included sidewalk restoration, plaza enhancement and the installation of a new waterproofing system.