Even on a distinguished stretch of a very distinguished block, 520 Madison Avenue stands out. 520 Madison’s status as one of Madison Avenue’s instantly recognizable towers owes largely to its unique and refined aesthetics — a waterfall in the lovely plaza outside the lobby that gives way to a graceful, slanting lower third; a unique tiered roofline at the apex of 520 Madison’s 43-story height; the warm, eye-catching red granite exterior.
As surprising as 520 Madison’s elegant aesthetics are, though, 520 Madison’s array of green building features makes it as distinctive and distinguished on the inside as it is from the outside. 520 Madison’s size and shape guarantee dazzling views — of Central Park, of Midtown, of pretty much everything worth seeing in Manhattan — while copious windows bathe each of its 43 stories of class-A office space in natural light.
A host of ultra-efficient building management systems also place 520 Madison in New York’s green building vanguard, and earned 520 Madison Energy Star recognition from the EPA in 2007, ’08, and ’10. 520 Madison’s lovely looks and elite address make it a standout on an avenue of standouts, its array of on-site shopping and dining options makes it convenient, but its demonstrated dedication to sustainability is what gives it true star quality — what makes 520 Madison work on the inside is as striking as what makes it work on the outside.
- 520 Madison Ave, New York, New York
- Plaza District
- LEED–EB: OM, Silver; Energy Star
- Tishman Speyer
- Swanke Hayden Connell
- Year Built
- Square Footage
- 1.1 million square feet
- Energy Star awarded in 2010 (87), 2008 (80), and 2007 (77); art program; outdoor plaza; in–building subway access
- Advanced Building Management Systems