Americas Tower

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Americas Tower
General information
Type Office[1]
Location New York City, United States[2]
Coordinates 40°45′26″N 73°58′58″W / 40.757223°N 73.982714°W / 40.757223; -73.982714Coordinates: 40°45′26″N 73°58′58″W / 40.757223°N 73.982714°W / 40.757223; -73.982714
Construction started 1989[1]
Completed 1992[2][1]
Opening 1993
Owner Silverstein Properties[3]
Roof 692 feet (211 m)[2][1]
Technical details
Floor count 50[2]
Floor area 933,995 sq ft (86,771.0 m2)[4]
Lifts/elevators 45
Design and construction
Architect Swanke Hayden Connell Architects[2][1]
Developer Americas Tower Partners[4]

Americas Tower, also known as 1177 Avenue of the Americas,[3] is a 50-story, 692-foot (211 m) office tower in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, standing at West 45th Street.[2]

Construction began in 1989[1] and was expected to be completed in 1991.[4] This schedule was altered when construction was halted in December 1989 due to lawsuits.[2][4] In February 1991, construction resumed.[2]

The tower is designed with a mixture of art deco and postmodern styles by Swanke Hayden Connell Architects.[2][1][4] The façade, which is a reddish-pink color, is made of polished granite.[2][4] The tower was sold in 2002 for US$ 500 million to a group of German-American investors.[3]



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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Americas Tower". Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  3. ^ a b c "German-American investors buy Americas Tower in NYC". 2002-07-24. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Carter B. Horsley. "The Midtown Book: 1177 Avenue of the Americas". The City Review. Archived from the original on 30 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  5. ^ "Weather Channel Signs New Lease at 1177 Avenue of the Americas". JLL. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 
  6. ^ "Kramer Levin Renews, Reduces at 1177 Avenue of the Americas". Commercial Observer. 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 
  7. ^ "Practising Law Institute, Inc.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg". Retrieved 2017-04-03. 

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