CTBUH Gold Member

SL Green Realty Corp.

About

Member Since: 2015

Member Offices: New York City

Website: http://slgreen.com/

SL Green Realty Corp., an S&P 500 company and Manhattan's largest office landlord, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is focused primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing value of Manhattan commercial properties. As of September 30, 2020, SL Green held interests in 93 buildings totaling 40.6 million square feet. This included ownership interests in 29.2 million square feet of Manhattan buildings and 10.3 million square feet securing debt and preferred equity investments.

Fields of Expertise

Developer; Owner (Buildings, Land); Property Management

Buildings

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

RANK
Name
Height
1 One Vanderbilt Avenue

427 m / 1,401 ft

3 One Astor Plaza

227 m / 745 ft

4 Metropolitan Life Tower

213 m / 700 ft

5 919 3rd Avenue

188 m / 615 ft

6 810 7th Avenue

154 m / 506 ft

7 Lefcourt National Building

153 m / 503 ft

8 Tower 45

148 m / 487 ft

9 100 Park Avenue

148 m / 485 ft

10 Daily News Building

145 m / 476 ft

11 Harper & Row Building

144 m / 473 ft

Building Completions Timeline

Videos

17 October 2016

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3a: Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Q&A

Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica answer questions...

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Research

05 July 2023

We All Love to Get High: Optimizing Observation Deck Design

Height is aspirational, and having the best view from that height has become a driver in contemporary tall building design. Likewise, observation decks are a...

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Global News

29 September 2022

Investment Firm Signs 32,281-Square-Meter Lease at Madison-Avenue Development in New York City

SL Green Realty Corp an office landlord has announced that investment management firm Franklin Templeton has signed a 15-year, 347,474 square foot (32,281 square meter)...

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Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

RANK
Name
Height
1 One Vanderbilt Avenue

427 m / 1,401 ft

2 One Madison Avenue

286 m / 938 ft

3 One Astor Plaza

227 m / 745 ft

4 Metropolitan Life Tower

213 m / 700 ft

5 919 3rd Avenue

188 m / 615 ft

6 810 7th Avenue

154 m / 506 ft

7 Lefcourt National Building

153 m / 503 ft

8 Tower 45

148 m / 487 ft

9 100 Park Avenue

148 m / 485 ft

10 Daily News Building

145 m / 476 ft

11 Harper & Row Building

144 m / 473 ft

12 Montague-Court Building

141 m / 462 ft

13 The Olivia

134 m / 440 ft

14 750 3rd Avenue

133 m / 436 ft

15 1350 Avenue of the Americas

127 m / 416 ft

16 280 Park Avenue

126 m / 412 ft

17 Graybar Building

119 m / 392 ft

18 485 Lexington Avenue

115 m / 377 ft

19 461 5th Avenue

115 m / 376 ft

20 One Madison Avenue

114 m

374 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 26 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 6,901 other buildings of the same Office function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.
21 555 West 57th Street

97 m / 318 ft

22 215 Park Avenue South

80 m / 263 ft

23 315 West 36th Street

80 m / 261 ft

24 182 Broadway

79 m / 260 ft

25 The District at Galleria Tower A

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25 The District at Galleria Tower D

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27 The District at Galleria Tower C

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28 The District at Galleria Tower B

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29 The District at Galleria Tower E

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29 The District at Galleria Tower F

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31 The District at Galleria Tower G

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Statistics

Average Building Age*

63 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (83%)

Most Common Material*

Steel (60%)

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database

Based on 6 buildings over 150 m height with a function
 
Based on 5 buildings over 150 m height with a material
 

Building Completions Timeline

Building Map

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

Designated Experts

17 October 2016

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3a: Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Q&A

Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica answer questions...

17 October 2016

X Information Modeling: Data-Driven Decision Making in the Design of Tall Buildings

This presentation outlined X-Information Modeling or XIM, a method of data-driven decision-making for the design of tall buildings. Developed over its application on more than...

26 October 2015

Interview: James von Klemperer

James von Klemperer of KPF is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. James discusses...

26 October 2015

One Vanderbilt: Approving Midtown’s Tallest Office Building

This presentation traces the development of One Vanderbilt from early design through the complex city approvals process that is ultimately allowing for its realization. From...

18 September 2014

Urban Density and the Porous High Rise: The Integration of the Tall Building in the City

September 18, 2014. Shanghai, China. James von Klemperer from Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC presents at the 2014 Shanghai Conference closing plenary on "Urban Density...

05 July 2023

We All Love to Get High: Optimizing Observation Deck Design

Terri Meyer Boake

Height is aspirational, and having the best view from that height has become a driver in contemporary tall building design. Likewise, observation decks are a...

16 May 2023

The Economics of Record-Breaking Height

Jason Barr & Peter A. Weismantle

This paper reviews the development history of record-breaking skyscrapers to better understand their economics. Given how tall they are, the supposed reason for their construction...

22 August 2022

Livable Density: The Hybrid Office Building

James von Klemperer & Andrew Cleary, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

The recently completed One Vanderbilt Avenue tower has become the standard bearer for one of New York City’s most ambitious zoning initiatives of the past...

12 January 2021

Interactive Study on Tall Buildings in 2020: COVID-19 Contributes To Dip in Year-On-Year Completions

CTBUH Research

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has released its annual report, CTBUH Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2020, part of the Tall...

30 January 2020

Tall Building Predictions for 2020

CTBUH Research

The combined brains of the CTBUH editorial and database staff boldly predict what might happen across the global skyscraper industry in 2020. Check out our...

17 October 2016

X Information Modeling: Data-Driven Decision Making in the Design of Tall Buildings

James von Klempeter, Luc Wilson & Mondrian Hsieh, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

This paper outlines X-Information Modeling or XIM, a method of data-driven decision-making for the design of tall buildings. Developed over its application on more than...

29 September 2022

Investment Firm Signs 32,281-Square-Meter Lease at Madison-Avenue Development in New York City

SL Green Realty Corp an office landlord has announced that investment management firm Franklin Templeton has signed a 15-year, 347,474 square foot (32,281 square meter)...

13 May 2021

New York City Observatory Set to Open Fall 2021

Summit One Vanderbilt, a four-level 6,039 square meter (65,000 square foot) observatory including an outdoor summit terrace, will be located in the crown of One...

15 September 2020

Ribbon-Cutting Opens Skyscraper in New York City

Yesterday, 14 September 2020, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and developers SL Green and Hines celebrated the opening of One Vanderbilt with a ribbon cutting...

18 September 2019

Two Supertalls Top Out in New York City

The Grand Central Terminal-adjacent supertall One Vanderbilt officially topped out this week, reaching its full 1,401-foot (427-meter) height. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the tower...

05 February 2019

One Vanderbilt Reaches Supertall Territory Above Midtown East, New York City

One Vanderbilt is officially the latest skyscraper in New York City to achieve a height equivalent to “supertall” (300 meters and higher) status. Located at...