1211 Avenue of the Americas anchors the southwest corner of Rockefeller Center.
When the 45-story tower opened in 1973, it marked the completion of a westward expansion that began with the Time & Life Building and increased Rockefeller Center's rentable office space more than twofold.
The street-level spaces of 1211 Avenue of the Americas exude New York dynamism. The News Corporation, the building's anchor tenant, operates its Fox News studio at the northeast corner, beneath a perpetual stream of headlines that traverse Fox's brilliant wrap-around zipper. At the southeast corner, realtime stock trades flash across a large zipper at the flagship branch office of Charles Schwab & Co., where customers inside help move the markets. On the south side, along 47th Street, offices for FedEx and Kinko's are beehives of urgent comings and goings.
But 1211 Avenue of the Americas is also proof that dynamism and dignity can co-exist. A renovation completed in 1991 imbued the building lobby with rich, warm elegance and service refinements that define today's highest standards for office environments.
The Rockefeller Group developed the building as headquarters for the Celanese Corporation, and sold its interest in 1980. The building was purchased in 2000 by Jamestown Corporation, and The Rockefeller Group has established a minor equity interest through Jamestown