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Building/Project NameJP Morgan Chase Head Quarters Construction / refurbishment date15/01/2025 Building/Project Size232,257 square meters
Building/Project Typecommercial Address 270 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017, United States New York New York NY 10017 United States Region americas

Performance Details

Resources and Circularity

Buildings or developments that illustrate the principles of the circular economy in an exceptional way.

Achieved Certification Level: LEED Platinum

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Located in the heart of Manhattan, Foster + Partners conceptualised this building as the city’s first all-electric tower, with a programme that prioritises employee wellness and sustainability.

The project recycled, reused or upcycled 97% of the building materials from the demolition — far exceeding the 75% requirement of the leading green building standard. The building is 100% powered by renewable energy sourced from a hydroelectric plant. In addition to operating on net zero carbon emissions, the building will use state-of-the-art building technology and systems to ensure it operates as efficiently as possible. This will include intelligent building technology that uses sensors, AI and machine learning systems to predict, respond and adapt to energy needs. The building will also use advanced water storage and reuse systems to reduce water usage by more than 40%.

The project is part of New York City’s Midtown East rezoning plan. The tower will rise to a height of 423 metres over 60 storeys on its projected completion in 2025. Hosting a varied programme that will build on the legacy of its predecessor, the new tower will integrate green spaces, a street level public plaza, and 2.5 million square feet of flexible and collaborative workspace.

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OrganisationFoster + Partners

Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman of Foster + Partners, states in an official release:


“270 Park Avenue is set to be a new landmark that responds to its historic location as well as the legacy of J.P. Morgan Chase in New York. The unique design rises to the challenge of respecting the rhythm and distinctive streetscape of Park Avenue, while accommodating the vital transport infrastructure of the city below.”