Case Study for 1633 Broadway
LEED Certification Level:
LEED® Certified™ for LEED® O+M: Existing Buildings
ENERGY STAR Score:
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SIG team members that worked on this project:
Scott Baker, Director of Technical Services, PE
New York NY 10019
Sustainable Investment Group’s role on this building:
This project has implemented many of the Energy Conservation Measures recommended and is estimated to save 1,600,000 kWh’s per year with a payback of under 2 years for the implemented measures.
Paramount Plaza, or 1633 Broadway, in New York City has over two million square feet of space and also houses two Broadway theaters, the Gershwin and Circle in the Square. The 670 foot tower occupies most of the block west of Broadway between West 51st and West 50th Streets. Formerly known as the Uris Building, Paramount Plaza was built in 1970 and designed by Emery Roth. At the time it was developed, the building represented a show of faith in the declining Times Square neighborhood. The Gershwin Theater soon followed and remains one of the largest theaters on Broadway. In front of the building lies a beautiful sunken plaza facing the street that signals the prestige of the building to pedestrians. The lobby and base floors offer magnificent lighting and streetscape views. With a 225 vehicle parking garage and only steps from the 1 subway line, 1633 Broadway offers readily available transportation and remains easily accessible to all.
The plaza has a newly renovated, attractive lobby. Average floor sizes in the building range from 36,000 to 54,000 square feet. Each floor also offers excellent views in all directions of the city, with each ascending floor more magnificent than the preceding one. The building also has twenty-four-hour concierge service and houses the state-of-the-art Equinox Health Club. With such top-of-the-line features, the prestigious tenant roster the building boasts comes as no surprise.