510 Madison Avenue

In 510 Madison Avenue, Manhattan finally has an office building that makes the expression "living at the office" sound downright pleasant.

People like staying in luxury hotels and aspire to live in luxurious apartment buildings, but there’s no real reason why work — where most people spend most of their days, after all — shouldn’t be just as posh. 510 Madison Avenue, with its 350,000 square feet of column-free Class A office space, luxury retail and choice midtown location, is an uncommon marriage of poshness and practicality, but it is also a towering — 30 stories, to be exact — affirmative answer to the question of whether a commercial building can be as appealing a place to spend time as a residential one.

510 Madison is gunning for LEED Gold status, and has a host of ultra-modern sustainable amenities going for it, but its original conception as a luxury residence is palpable on every floor. 510 Madison’s practicalities are as green as can be — from the super-efficient low-e windows that run floor-to-ceiling on each floor of class A office space to an ultra-modern, super-clean HVAC system, fed by waterproof fresh air louvers, that provides four times more filtered natural air than current code requires.

510 Madison’s list of green amenities goes on, ranging from the expected low-flow bathroom fixtures and efficient light bulbs to include unique measures such a reflective roof surface that reduces cooling load and enhances efficiency and office spaces that are virtually soundproofed against outside street noise. But while 510 Madison’s green credentials are unassailable, the luxuries that 510 Madison offers are solidly gold standard. These include a private sixth-floor terrace and dining room, top-of-the-line tenant health club, a golf simulator and the only indoor swimming pool in a Manhattan commercial office building.

Address
510 Madison Ave, New York, New York  
Submarket
Plaza District 
Certifications
LEED for Core and Shell, Gold (registered) 
Stories
30 
Owner
Boston Properties, developed by Macklowe Properties 
Architect
SLCE Architects and Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects 
Year Built
2009 
Square Footage
350,000 square feet; floor plates from 11,500 to 16,500 square feet 
Notes
Only indoor swimming pool in Manhattan commercial office building 

Features

  • Advanced HVAC and Air Filtration Systems
  • Floor-to-Ceiling Low-E Windows
  • Fresh Air Louvers
  • Reflective Roof