Z100, Q104.3 Settling Into Green Clear Channel Studios in Tribeca

At 32 Avenue of the Americas, Clear Channel Communications has completed a 120,000-square-foot fit-out of space for five of its New York City radio stations that incorporates a number of green design features.

Back in late 2006, Texas-based Clear Channel Communications, the radio giant that owns five New York City FM stations, including Z100, Q104.3, and 106.7 Lite-FM, signed a 15-year lease at 32 Avenue of the Americas- formerly known as the AT&T building. The company recently completed a fit-out of the 120,000 square feet it now occupies across the second, third, and fourth floors, where it will pay from $35 per square foot up to $43 over the term of its lease to house the five stations.

Architects Meridian Design specified a number of green design features for the project, which was executed by general contractors Lehr Construction. The designers attempted to use recycled products “where possible,” and Clear Channel believes that it is capturing tremendous cost savings from installing next-generation, dimmable compact fluorescents in each of the space’s 29 studios. “Studio lighting usually involves fluorescent work lights and dimmable incandescent lights for daily operations,” said Bill Hallisky, a Meridian vice president. “With the number of studios in play, the energy savings is enormous.”

The Art Deco Tribeca tower is owned by Rudin, offers 1.15 million square feet of office space, and features a mix of media and technology tenants.

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