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Case Study

New office tower soars to LEED Platinum

Bank of America Tower
New York, New York


  • Consolidate seven offices across metropolitan New York into one new 2.1 million square foot office tower
  • Create the world's first LEED platinum skyscraper
  • Develop the facility amidst the congestion of midtown Manhattan


  • Negotiate joint venture agreement between Bank of America and Durst Organization to build the office tower at One Bryant Park
  • Arrange financing and development incentives for the venture partners
  • Negotiate a 1.6 million square foot tenant space lease for Bank of America
  • Manage oversight of the building core and shell and the Bank’s tenant space, incorporating leading-edge sustainable features


  • The building, the third tallest in New York, was awarded LEED Platinum, and the Bank’s tenant space received LEED Gold
  • Storm/grey water retention and recycling systems have reduced potable water consumption by 50 percent
  • A co-generation plant produces 70 percent of building power, and will pay for itself in seven years