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Americas Tower

Americas Tower
General information
LocationNew York City, United States[2]
Coordinates40°45′26″N 73°58′58″W / 40.757223°N 73.982714°W / 40.757223; -73.982714
Construction started1989[1]
OwnerSilverstein Properties[3]
Roof692 feet (211 m)[2][1]
Technical details
Floor count50[2]
Floor area933,995 sq ft (86,771.0 m2)[4]
Design and construction
ArchitectSwanke Hayden Connell Architects[2][1]
DeveloperAmericas Tower Partners[4]

Americas Tower, also known as 1177 Avenue of the Americas,[3] is a 50-story, 692-foot (211 m) skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, standing at West 45th Street.[2] It is the 70th tallest building in New York.

Construction began in 1989[1] and was expected to be completed in 1991.[4] This schedule was altered when construction was halted in December 1989 due to lawsuits.[2][4] In February 1991, construction resumed.[2]

The tower is designed with a mixture of art deco and postmodern styles by Swanke Hayden Connell Architects.[2][1][4] The façade, which is a reddish-pink color, is made of polished granite.[2][4] The tower was sold in 2002 for US$ 500 million to a group of German-American investors.[3]



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  4. ^ a b c d e f Carter B. Horsley. "The Midtown Book: 1177 Avenue of the Americas". The City Review. Archived from the original on January 30, 2008. Retrieved January 12, 2008.
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