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