545 Madison Avenue Cops New York City’s 27th LEED Gold Rating Plus Tenant

Things are looking up for LCOR at 545 Madison Avenue: the 17-story tower has earned LEED Gold – the 27th in New York City – and signed up a financial services tenant to a lease for prebuilt office space.

545 Madison Avenue

Developer LCOR announced yesterday that its 17-story gut rehab of 545 Madison Avenue has earned Gold certification from USGBC under the LEED for Core and Shell rating system; according to USGBC, this is the 27th LEED Gold certification rating in New York City to date. The renovations, which were executed by Bovis and designed by New York City-based Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects, contemplated stripping the 140,000-square-foot tower down to its structural frame (which qualified it for Core and Shell consideration) and installing a floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall and high-performance HVAC, electrical, and mechanical systems.

Other green features that supported LCOR’s LEED-CS Gold application include low-VOC materials, FSC-certified wood products, and post-industrial and post-consumer recycled steel, carpeting, gypsum wall board, and insulation. Individual offices boast their own thermal controls and 93 percent of interior spaces receive natural daylight. Bathrooms feature efficient plumbing fixtures and the tower includes a number of unspecified renewable power installations.

In connection with earning LEED-CS Gold, LCOR also announced that it has signed financial services firm CS Tang to a modest two-year, 3400-square-foot lease for pre-built space on the tower’s eighth floor. According to LCOR, other financial services firms have submitted proposals for space at 545 Madison (where asking rents are approximately $70 per square foot); one fully pre-built floor is pursuing LEED for Commercial Interiors certification. 545 Madison Avenue is located at East 55th Street and was originally built in 1956.

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