Monday LEEDoff: AOL Opens New HQ at 770 Broadway

AOL’s new corporate headquarters is the historic, landmarked, 15-story 770 Broadway, which is also seeking a LEED for Existing Buildings certification.

Last week, AOL officially opened its new corporate headquarters at 770 Broadway, relocating from its former base in Dulles, Virginia. The building, which dates from 1903 and was designed by Daniel Burnham (the Flatiron Building), occupies the entire block between East 8th and 9th Streets and is currently pursuing a LEED for Existing Buildings (“LEED-EB”) rating.

AOL’s new space was designed by Mancini Duffy, and it too will seek LEED certification, presumably under the Commercial Interiors system, though specific details on those efforts are unavailable. Landmarked and owned by Vornado Realty Trust, 770 Broadway is the former site of the Wanamaker Department Store. The tower currently offers 165,000 square feet of retail space; tenants include Ann Taylor Loft, Kmart, and Bank of America.

AOL’s lease is for 152,000 square feet over two floors at the 15-story tower until 2022. We’ll follow up with more information on green features at AOL’s new digs once they’re made available.

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