Durst to Spend $110 Million on Midtown Office Tower

The Durst Organization announced plans to spend $110 million on capital improvements for its building at 1155 Avenue of the Americas. The 790,000 square foot office tower, located between West 44th and 45th Streets and designed by Emery Roth & Sons, was completed in 1984.

The building is ENERGY STAR certified and is LEED Silver certified . Along with The Durst Organization’s 1133 Avenue of the Americas, the buildings were the first projects in New York City to receive a certification under the LEEDv4 rating system, the new, more stringent, version of LEED.

1155 Avenue of the America’s main entrance has been significantly expanded and relocated and at the corner of Avenue of the Americas and West 44th Street. The building’s new lobby features sustainable materials within various elements including a reception desk in back-lit sea-glass and natural wood finishes around the core walls, turnstile security access and installation of destination dispatch elevator controls. New low-iron energy efficient casement windows have been installed. The building will feature a new life safety generator, BMS upgrades, chiller and mechanical upgrades, new bathrooms, a new energy efficient curtain wall with floor-to-ceiling clear glazing at the chamfered corners and new elevator cabs.

A custom rooftop pavilion opportunity with stunning views is available for a tenant in the tower floors. Floors ranging from 16,300 to 21,700 square foot with column-friendly floor plates and dramatic ceiling heights will be available for lease in 2017.

“We are extremely pleased with the transformation that has already taken place at 1155, said Jonathan (Jody) Durst, President of the Durst Organization. “The new lobby entrance and plaza on West 44th Street opened this fall. The triple height glass entrance brings in natural light and the building’s plaza, which will have seating and garden areas, connects tenants and the public to the outdoors and Bryant Park. And on each office floor, by creating floor-to-ceiling glass at the chamfered corners, we will bring in even more light to tenant spaces and take advantage of the views from each of the floors.”