Built as a chocolate factory in 1913, 636 Eleventh Avenue got a thorough state-of-the-art-green renovation in 2007 in preparation for seeking LEED certification. While it’s unclear what became of the building’s LEED pursuit after inking Ogilvy New York to a long-term lease in early 2008, it’s obvious that 636 Eleventh has what it takes to become a landmark green space.
636 Eleventh’s appeal starts with its impressive raw materials, including eight elevators, a location that stretches the entirety of Eleventh Avenue between 46th and 47th streets, and 549,039 square feet of airy, high-ceilinged office space. 636 Eleventh’s 11 floors of office space are brightened and bolstered immeasurably by striking 360-degree views of the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan on every floor.
636 Eleventh’s rooftop garden and private courtyard add value to a building that already looks likely to become an invaluable part of the Far West Side’s rise as one of Manhattan’s greenest neighborhoods.
- 636 11th Ave, New York, New York
- Hell's Kitchen
- The Hakimian Organization
- Robert D. Kohn; renovation by Gensler
- Year Built
- Square Footage
- 550,000 square feet
- Formerly known as Midtown Graphic Art Building and Auerbach Chocolate Factory; currently serves as headquarters of Ogilvy New York
- Green Roof
- High Ceilings
- Interior Courtyard
- Upgraded Building Systems