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Former WOR Building at 1440 Broadway Earns LEED-EB: OM Gold Certification

Monday Properties recently announced that its 25-story, 743,000-square-foot 1440 Broadway office tower in Midtown has earned Gold certification under the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system. Located between West 40th and 41st Streets, 1440 Broadway was known as the WOR Building for nearly 80 years after its longtime tenant the WOR (AM) radio station, which decamped for lower Manhattan in 2005.

Built in 1925, 1440 Broadway received a major facelift in 2001 that was designed by Moed de Armas & Shannon. The $14 million project installed new lobby video screens, steel and glass elevator cabs, and upgraded building systems and infrastructure. Its lobby entrance was also reconfigured with glass storefronts, aluminum canopies, and higher ceilings.

Tenants at 1440 Broadway – which include Macy’s and digital ad agency Razorfish – participate in a number of ongoing green initiatives led by Monday’s property management arm. Starrett & Van Vleck – renowned for its design of early 20th century New York City department stores – was the tower’s original architect.

1440 Broadway joins two other Midtown office buildings that recently earned LEED-EB: OM certification – 498 Seventh Avenue and 200 Madison Avenue. By our count it’s New York City’s 45th LEED-EB-rated office tower. CodeGreen Solutions led the certification effort on behalf of Monday Properties.

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