SOM’s Centre wins New York round of Building of Year four years after completion
The Time Warner Centre at Columbus Circle, New York, has been hailed as the city’s 2008 Office Building of the Year by the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) four years after its completion. The 80-storey mixed-use shopping and office complex, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architects (SOM), is being hailed as New York’s latest legacy following the announcement.
The 2.8 million-square-foot centre won in the 1 million-square-feet-and-over category and can now go forward for the international BOMA awards. The Office Building of the Year awards (TOBY) were created in 1985 to salute excellence in the office building industry. Buildings are judged on more than 80 operational points in categories from energy to environmental management, emergency preparedness, tenant relations and community impact.
President of Related Management, Related Companies, Jeffrey I. Brodsky said: “Time Warner Center is proud to be the recipient of this esteemed award. This award is a tribute to our successful relationship with our corporate partner Time Warner Inc., as well as our outstanding management team whose hard work and dedication make Time Warner Center such a dynamic and thriving place to work while enjoying the best that New York has to offer.”