At the northwest corner of Bryant Park is one of the more recent additions to the New York City skyline. Built by the Bank of America, the Bank of America Tower (One Bryant Park) has a distinctive profile. It is also known for many ecologically-friendly features.
Built by the architectural firm of COOKFOX, One Bryant Park was completed in 2009. The building is LEED certified as it has systems in place to capture and reuse rainwater, special glass that helps to keep the building warm in the winter and cool in the summer (without using climate control systems), and also has ventilation systems that can sense how warm and cold the building is. This is in addition to standard environmental systems such as waterless urinals and energy-efficient lights. The building has an LED system that can project a multitude of colors at night.
One Bryant Park has become an important addition to the skyline since its completion. The building is among one of the five tallest in the city. This is the type of information you will learn on a Sights by Sam tour.