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1345 Avenue of the Americas
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General information
Type Commercial
Location 1345 6th Avenue
New York, New York
Coordinates 40°45′47″N 73°58′44″W / 40.763074°N 73.978752°W / 40.763074; -73.978752
Construction started 1966
Completed 1969
Owner Fisher Brothers
Height
Roof 625 ft (191 m)
Technical details
Floor count 50
Floor area 1,998,994 sq ft (185,713 m2)
Lifts/elevators 36
Design and construction
Architect Emery Roth & Sons
Developer Fisher Brothers

1345 Avenue of the Americas, also known as the AllianceBernstein Building, is a 625-foot (191 m)-tall, 50-story skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan New York City, New York. Located on Sixth Avenue between 54th and 55th Streets, the building was built by Fisher Brothers and designed by Emery Roth & Sons. When completed in 1969, the building was originally known as Burlington House, after Burlington Industries.

1345 Avenue of the Americas is an unrelieved slab structure in the International Style, sometimes referred to as "corporate" style, faced with dark glass. Its small plaza is dominated by its sprinkling fountain like a dandelion seedhead. It replaced the original Ziegfeld Theatre.

First public cellphone call

A base station atop the building was used on April 3, 1973, by Martin Cooper to make the world's first handheld cellular phone call in public. Cooper, a Motorola inventor, called rival Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs to tell him about the invention. Engel was staying across the street in the Hilton New York.

Tenants

  • Accenture
  • AllianceBernstein
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • BBVA
  • First Eagle Funds
  • Fortress Investment Group
  • CityMD
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