1211 Avenue of the Americas

1211 Avenue of the Americas

1211 Avenue of the Americas (view from the east)
Former names Celanese Building
News Corp. Building
General information
Type Offices and television studios (Fox News Channel)
Location Midtown Manhattan,
New York City, New York
United States
Coordinates 40°45′30″N 73°58′55″W / 40.758464°N 73.981806°W / 40.758464; -73.981806Coordinates: 40°45′30″N 73°58′55″W / 40.758464°N 73.981806°W / 40.758464; -73.981806
Completed 1973
Height
Roof 592 ft (180.44 m)
Technical details
Floor count 45
Floor area 1.9 million square feet (180×10^3 m2)
Design and construction
Owner 1211 6th Avenue Property Owner, L. L. C.
Main contractor Celanese Corporation and Rockefeller Center, Inc.
Architect Wallace Harrison (Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris)
Developer Rockefeller Group Development Corporation
References
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1211 Avenue of the Americas (also known as the News Corp. Building) is an International style skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Formerly called the Celanese Building, it was completed in 1973 as part of the Rockefeller Center extension, that started in the late 1950s with the Time-Life Building. The Celanese Corporation would later move to Dallas, Texas. 1211 is owned by an affiliate of Beacon Capital Partners, and leasing is managed by Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., of which the Rockefeller Group was once a major shareholder. The building is the American headquarters for News Corporation, housing many of its divisions including the Fox Entertainment Group, The Wall Street Journal, and New York Post.

Fox News Studios at street level

The building is well known for housing the main studios of the Fox News Channel. Studio J, home of the America's Election HQ segment, was used during the United States presidential election, 2008.

In 2006, Merritt Engineering Consultants was hired by Cushman & Wakefield to do restoration work on the News Corp Building. The restoration included sidewalk restoration, plaza enhancement and the installation of a new waterproofing system.

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