Explore Very Large Buildings

14 projects submitted to Celebrate NYC were over 500 thousand square feet, qualifying them as very large buildings. Some are large, multifamily residences and affordable housing units, and some are commercial spaces. The MET and Javitts Center are included in this category.

To see each project on the Exhibit Panels, navigate back to the main exhibit page, or find the address on its borough page.

To view additional case studies submitted by project managers, navigate back to the Explore Page.

Javits Center, 655 West 34th St.

After an extensive renovation and expansion, the Javits Center—the country’s busiest convention center— has been transformed into a model of revitalization, high performance, and urban wildlife habitat.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #15.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth  Ave. Manhattan

By replacing obsolete and inefficient lighting fixtures with LED lighting in the three circular laylights in the Great Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art achieved increased energy efficiency, greater safety, and better aesthetic appeal.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #1.

Chrylser Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan

One of the highest profile lighting retrofits in the world, upgrading the lighting in the iconic chevrons of the Chrysler building spire, yielded over 50% energy savings, massively reduced maintenance, and paid back in under two years.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #3.

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Goldman Sachs Headquarters, 200 West St., Manhattan

A lighting retrofit demonstration project that installed advanced lighting fixtures, controls, and shading systems. Performance was monitored and lessons were marketed broadly through trainings, exhibits, and toolkits.

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909 Third Avenue, Manhattan

This building management system upgrade, driven by the chief building engineer, enabled demand response, while setting the groundwork for additional efficiency improvements.

This Project is on Exhibit Panel #4.

News Corp. Building, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan

This chiller plant upgrade earned $1.8 million in incentives by reducing energy use during Con Edison’s summer peak demand periods.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #4.

520 Madison Avenue, Manhattan

The installation of a 31-tank ice storage system has curtailed peak energy demand, reducing strain on the power grid and delivering significant cost and carbon savings.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #7.

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4 Times Square, Manhattan

Recent mechanical and lobby upgrades turned this midtown centerpiece into a bestin- class tower, on par with today’s new construction.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #12.

1515 Broadway, Manhattan

This unique tenant-landlord collaboration created a transformative sustainability program that optimizes operational efficiency, results in substantial energy savings, and fosters meaningful employee engagement.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #13.

Empire State Building, 350 5th Avenue, Manhattan

This retrofit of one of the most iconic buildings in New York City was driven by rising energy costs in a volatile market, coupled with widespread interest in reducing carbon emissions and building energy use.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #13.

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Starrett-Lehigh, 601 West 26th Street, Manhattan

Lighting, heating, window, and control system upgrades transformed this 87-yearold building to better accommodate today’s sophisticated tenants.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #17.

Marcus Garvey Apartments, 353 Chester Street, Brooklyn

One megawatt of solar PV, fuel cells, and batteries will allow residents to charge cellphones, seek heating and cooling areas, and store medications during power outages.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #16.

Stuyvesant Town, 252 First Avenue, Manhattan

This vast housing complex is utilizing a real time energy management program to optimize existing equipment operation and evaluate the carbon impacts of reducing energy use.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #17.

River Park Towers, 20 Richman Plaza, Bronx

The development of River Park Towers long-term energy plan was central to improving tenant comfort, increasing occupancy, and providing reliable backup power—ensuring that the community will be economically viable for years to come.

This project is on Exhibit Board #15.

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