About Bank of America Tower
The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park is a 1,200 ft (366 m) skyscraper in the Midtown Manhattan district of New York City, in the United States. It is located on Sixth Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd Street, opposite Bryant Park. The US$1 billion project has been designed by Cook+Fox Architects to be one of the most efficient and ecologically friendly buildings in the world. It is the second tallest building in New York City, after the Empire State Building, and the fourth tallest building in the United States. Construction was completed in 2009. In June 2010, the Bank of America Tower was the recipient of the 2010 Best Tall Building Americas award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The tower's architectural spire is 255.5 ft (77.9 m) tall. The building is 55 stories high and has 2,100,000 square feet (195,096 m) of office space. Its final height was reached upon the placement of its spire on 15 December 2007. The building will have three escalators and a total of 51 elevators – 50 to serve the offices and one leading to the transit mezzanine below ground. Several buildings were demolished to make way for the tower.