850 Third Avenue

Originally known as the Western Publishing Building and designed by Emory Roth & Sons, today 850 Third Avenue is one of Midtown's most efficient Class A commercial office buildings.

Originally known as the Western Publishing Building and designed by Emory Roth & Sons, today 850 Third Avenue is one of Midtown’s most efficient Class A commercial office buildings, sporting both LEED-EB Gold certification and an impressive Energy Star score of 90. It’s also a member of EPA’s Better Buildings Challenge. Located on the west side of Third Avenue between East 51st and 52nd Street’s in Midtown, 850 Third Avenue is conveniently located near Grand Central Station and other landmarks, from Central Park and Rockefeller Center to the Fifth and Madison Avenues retail corridor.

Built in 1963 and redeveloped in 1996, 805 Third Avenue is owned by San Francisco-based Shorenstein Properties – one of the country’s leaders in implementing advanced technologies into its office buildings. The 21-story tower offers 610,000 square feet with flexible floor plates ranging from 5200 to 40,000 square feet. Built in the International Style, the tower is home to some notable commercial tenants, including The Discovery Channel.

The “wedding cake” style 850 Third Avenue is certified LEED Gold under the 2008 version of Existing Buildings, scoring 53 out of a possible 91 points, including 16/30 under Energy & Atmosphere and 11/19 under Indoor Air Quality. The tower’s advanced building technologies range from a building automation system and tinted windows to variable frequency drives on all mechanical equipment, low flow plumbing fixtures, and a sustainable purchasing policy. The building provides tenants with a monthly green tenant tip and puts its property managers through both BOMA BEEP and Energy Star training programs.

Address
850 3rd Avenue, New York, New York  
Submarket
Plaza District 
Certifications
LEED–EB: OM, Gold; Energy Star 
Stories
21 
Owner
Shorenstein Properties 
Architect
Emery Roth & Sons 
Year Built
1963 
Square Footage
614,000 square feet; floor plates from 5000 to 40,000 square feet 
Notes
Originally known as Western Publishing Building; notable tenants include The Discovery Channel.