The elegant glass building at 545 Madison Avenue has two things in common with the 1955-vintage high rise that stood there for the previous 53 years — an elite address and a sturdy structural frame. Beyond that, the new 545 Madison Avenue — which was transformed from a workmanlike midtown office building into a strikingly contemporary 17-story tower and the 27th LEED Gold-rating in New York City — represents as remarkable a renovation and as thorough an overhaul as the city has seen in years. The architecture firm of Moed de Armas & Shannon supervised 545 Madison’s rebirth, and ensured that the new building rising around the built-to-last core of the original 545 Madison was up to date in every way.
A floor to ceiling glass curtain wall guarantees that each of 545 Madison’s 17 stories of class-A office space — full-floor and multi-floor options range in size from 6,200 to 9,300 square feet, with a 900 square foot penthouse also available — are bathed in natural light. An array of high-efficiency building system improvements were made across 545 Madison, with state-of-the-art HVAC, electrical and mechanical systems built seamlessly into 545 Madison’s renovation. With its mid-century foundations and next-generation sustainability, 545 Madison is a gold-standard green building that offers both a familiar address and a bright future.
- 545 Madison Ave, New York, New York
- Plaza District
- LEED–CS Version 2.0, Gold
- Moed de Armas & Shannon
- Year Built
- 1955, renovated in 2008
- Square Footage
- 140,000 square feet; floor plates range from 6000 to 9000 square feet
- Individual office temperature control; 93 percent of interior spaces receive natural daylight; bathrooms feature efficient plumbing fixtures; building–integrated renewable energy installations
- Energy-efficient building systems
- FSC-certified wood products
- High-performance curtain wall
- Low-VOC materials
- Post-industrial and post-consumer recycled steel