26 Dec '12, 11pm

Two Penn Plaza - "the tombstone of old Penn Station" - is now live in our buildings database:...

Two Penn Plaza - "the tombstone of old Penn Station" - is now live in our buildings database:...

B ecause of its historical significance – along with the similarly boxy Madison Square Garden behind it, Two Penn Plaza replaced the beloved old Beaux-Arts Pennsylvania Station after its 1968 demolition – Two Penn Plaza may be one of Manhattan’s least loved office buildings (sometimes it’s still referred to even today as “the tombstone of the old Penn Station”). But office and retail tenants – and indeed all New Yorkers – should take some comfort in knowing that the tower’s twenty-first century operations are aiming to be much more sustainable than the decisions that led to the destruction of the old Penn Station. Originally designed by Charles Luckman Associates in the International Style, Two Penn Plaza anchors the Penn Plaza complex of office towers. The 29-story tower itself dates from 1968 and is part of Vornado Realty Trust’s high-performing, 22 million-square-foot M...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingsnyc.com/properties/two-penn-plaza/

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