1345 Avenue of the Americas

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1345 Avenue of the Americas
General information
Type Commercial
Location 1345 6th Avenue, New York, New York
Coordinates 40°45′47″N 73°58′44″W / 40.763074°N 73.978752°W / 40.763074; -73.978752Coordinates: 40°45′47″N 73°58′44″W / 40.763074°N 73.978752°W / 40.763074; -73.978752
Construction started 1966
Completed 1969
Owner Fisher Brothers
Roof 625 ft (191 m)
Technical details
Floor count 50
Floor area 1,998,994 sq ft (185,713 m2)
Lifts/elevators 36
Design and construction
Architect Emery Roth & Sons
Developer Fisher Brothers

1345 Avenue of the Americas, also known as the Alliance Bernstein Building, is a 625 ft (191m) tall skyscraper in New York City, New York.[1] Located on Sixth Avenue between 54th and 55th Streets, the 50 story building was built by Fisher Brothers and completed in 1969. Originally known as Burlington House, the building was designed by Emery Roth & Sons and is the 68th tallest in New York City. It is an unrelieved slab structure in the International Style, sometimes referred to as "corporate" style, faced with dark glass. Its small plaza is dominated by its sprinkling fountain like a dandelion seedhead. It replaced the original Ziegfeld Theatre.

A base station atop the building was used on April 3, 1973, by Martin Cooper to make the world's first handheld cellular phone call in public. Cooper, a Motorola inventor, called rival Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs to tell him about the invention. Engel was staying across the street in the Hilton New York.

In the film Spider-Man 3 (2007), 1345 Avenue of the Americas is the building Gwen Stacy fell from in the crane scene. It also served as the foyer for the fictional law firm in the film Michael Clayton (2007).


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  1. ^ "1345 Avenue of the Americas". The Skyscraper Center. Retrieved 2017-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Accenture Office Directory". Accenture.com. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 

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