1095 Avenue of the Americas

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1095 Avenue of the Americas (aka 3 Bryant Park)
1095 Avenue of the Americas and Bank of America Tower.jpg
1095 Avenue of the Americas (left) and Bank of America Tower (right) viewed from Bryant Park
General information
Type Office
Location New York
Coordinates 40°45′17″N 73°59′05″W / 40.754621°N 73.984702°W / 40.754621; -73.984702Coordinates: 40°45′17″N 73°59′05″W / 40.754621°N 73.984702°W / 40.754621; -73.984702
Construction started 1972
Completed 1974
Roof 630 ft (190 m)
Technical details
Floor count 41
Design and construction
Architect Kahn & Jacobs

1095 Avenue Of The Americas is a 630 ft (192m) tall skyscraper in New York City, New York. It was constructed from 1972 to 1974 as headquarters of New York Telephone and has 41 floors.[citation needed] The building also served as the headquarters of NYNEX and Bell Atlantic.[1] Kahn & Jacobs designed the building, which is the 61st tallest in New York. The original facade was said to be designed to resemble the relays which were commonly found inside telephones of the time, from 2006 to 2007 the tower received a $260 million renovation which upgraded the office space from Class B+ to Class A office space.[citation needed] The phone company moved its headquarters to the Verizon Building in the early 2000s, and sold off most of the building, retaining a condominium interest in floors 6-12, where Verizon maintained offices and a telephone exchange serving landlines in Midtown Manhattan. However, in 2013 the company moved its corporate headquarters back to 1095 Avenue of the Americas,[2] following a sale of the upper floors of the Verizon Building.

In addition to Verizon, other major tenants as of late 2008 include insurance giant MetLife (whose name is outside above the entryway), law firm Dechert LLP, iStar Financial, Lloyds Banking Group, Instinet, Standard Chartered USA, and Stifel. [3][4]

In 2016 Salesforce.com signed a deal to rename the building Salesforce Tower and the San Francisco-based company will eventually occupy 5 floors. The first Salesforce employees in NYC to move to the new office arrived on Monday 14 November 2016.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mail Us." Bell Atlantic. January 6, 2010. Retrieved on April 29, 2010.
  2. ^ Geiger, Daniel (12 September 2013). "Storm-soaked Verizon decamps from downtown". Crain's New York Business. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Stifel. "Stifel | New York - Branch". www.stifel.com. Retrieved 2017-09-28. 
  4. ^ "Standard Chartered US Locations". Standard Chartered. 

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