1211 Avenue of the Americas, News Corporation Building Office Space

1211 Avenue of the Americas, News Corporation Building Office Space
Built in 1973
1,900,000 SF
Design by Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris
Address: 1211 Avenue of the Americas Class: A
Cross Streets: 47th & 48th Streets Size: 1,900,000 SF
Year built: 1973 Architect: Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris

The sharp, minimalist office tower rising at 1211 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown was completed in 1973 as part of the Rockefeller Center extension. Designed by renowned architects Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris, the building was previously known as the Celanese Building. It then housed the global headquarters of the original News Corporation, founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1980. The building continues to house News Corp., as well as Fox News and other high-profile office tenants. 

1.9 MSF of Class A, LEED Gold Office Space

The 44-story building at 1211 Avenue of the Americas offers 1.9 million square feet of Class A Rockefeller Center office space. It was acquired by Ivanhoe Cambridge in 2013 for close to $1.7 billion, and is currently managed by Cushman & Wakefield. Amenities include a modern lobby featuring green marble, mahogany panels and terrazzo flooring, a messenger center, below-ground retail space, and LEED Gold certification for energy efficiency. Floor plates range from 40,000 to 60,000 square feet of office space. 

Getting to and from 1211 Avenue of the Americas

The office building at 1211 Avenue of the Americas is conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, offering easy access to public transportation. Tenants can access the Rockefeller Center Concourse directly from the building, while Grand Central Station and Penn Station lie within walking distance. There’s also an on-site, direct subway connection linking employees to the entire metropolitan area. 

Who is renting office space at 1211 Avenue of the Americas?

1211 Avenue of the Americas is home to various office-using tenants in the financial services industry, as well as news and media. Notable tenants include New Corporation, Fox News, Wells Fargo, Dow Jones, and AXIS. 

How much is the rent price for office space at 1211 Avenue of the Americas?

Office asking rents at 1211 Avenue of the Americas tend to be roughly on par with the average commanded by the Midtown Manhattan submarket, which hovers close to $90 per square foot. The Rockefeller Center submarket is highly appealing to office tenants, offering high-quality office space close to dining, shopping, and transportation options nearby. 

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