909 Third Avenue

Designed by Emery Roth & Sons and located between 54th and 55th Streets, 909 Third Avenue boasts dual LEED and Energy Star designations for its 33 stories and 1.3 million square feet of Class A office space.

Completed in 1968 for the U.S. Postal Service – which gave the tower its original eponymous name – 909 Third Avenue is a distinctive departure from its other contemporary Midtown office towers which were largely designed in the International Style. Indeed, 909 Third Avenue’s distinguishing waffle-pattern exterior is unique among Midtown office buildings and echoes design principles espoused by LeCorbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others.

Part of Vornado Realty Trust’s high-performing Manhattan office portfolio, 909 Third Avenue’s building infrastructure, lobby, and twelve passenger elevator cabs were recently upgraded in support of the tower’s dual LEED-EB and Energy Star designations.

Coupled with its bold, renovated lobby, the tower’s setback plaza makes it an ideal setting for any corporate headquarters. Although 909 Third Avenue’s typical 31,000-square-foot floor plates are ideal for tenants from any industry, notable current occupants include Citibank, Proctor & Gamble, and the public relations giant Interpublic Group.

909 3rd Avenue, New York, New York  
Plaza District 
LEED–EB: OM 2009, Silver; Energy Star 
Vornado Realty Trust 
Emery Roth & Sons 
Year Built
Square Footage
1.3 million square feet; typical 31,000–square–foot floor plates 
Earned Energy Stars in 2012 and 2008 with scores of 78