Avenue Of The Americas Association Hosts 93rd Anniversary Gala Honoring Rockefeller Group


The Avenue of the Americas Association is pleased to announce that the Association celebrated their 93rd Anniversary Gala, honoring Rockefeller Group, on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Gotham Hall on the Avenue.

Building owners and major tenants on the Avenue attended the Gala to celebrate the civic and commercial improvements that have been accomplished along the Avenue. Guests enjoyed fine dining and 2 performances: Grace VanderWaal, winner of season 11 of America’s Got Talent, and The Harlem Gospel Choir, a group that has been entertaining audiences worldwide for two decades. Proceeds from the Gala will help the Association advance its mission in its 93rd year and promote the Avenue as a premier business community in New York City. Funds will also benefit Urban Pathways.

Honoring Rockefeller Group

Since 1961, the Avenue of the Americas Association has presented the Gold Key Award each year to an individual or organization who makes a positive contribution to the Avenue and New York City. Andy Gottesman, Chairman of the Avenue of the Americas Association and Principal of the Hippodrome Building, presented Rockefeller Group CEO Daniel Moore with the Gold Key Award on behalf of the Association. Rockefeller Group was presented with this award for its reinvigoration of one of the Avenue’s most iconic building, 1271 Avenue of the Americas.

“We are thrilled to honor Rockefeller Group this year for their work at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. The diverse group of tenants they continue to bring into the building helps spread the message that the Avenue of the Americas is the most desired business location in New York City,” said Sarah Berman, Executive Director of the Avenue of the Americas Association and President of The Berman Group.“His passion for the Association will impact the Sixth Avenue business corridor for years to come.”

Honoring the 2019 Avenue Award Winners

The 2019 Avenue Awards, which highlight Innovative Office Designs, Building Design and Renovation Achievements, and Technology Innovation were also presented at the Gala.

The Green Avenue Award recognizes a building or tenant who adopts or develops exceptional sustainable practices which go beyond the industry sustainability standard. The award was presented to SL Green, for their ongoing commitment to sustainability at 1185 Avenue of the Americas.

The award category for Innovative Office Design Achievement aims to recognize a unique interior architectural or design landlord spaces on the Avenue. Orion Resource Partners, located at 7 Bryant Park, was presented with the award for their new state-of-the-art office.

The award category for Innovative Office Design Achievement aims to recognize a landlord who has recently completed a unique renovation on their property. The award was presented to ElevatedNY for its new state-of-the-art office located on the 4th floor of the Hippodrome Building.

The award category for Technology Innovation Achievement aims to recognize a landlord or office tenant on the Avenue who has made an important technology-driven innovation throughout the last year. The award was presented to CBRE for their energy optimization at 1095 Avenue of the Americas.

Platinum level sponsors of the event included Fisher Brothers, Hippodrome, Newmark Knight Frank, Paramount Group, and Pritchard Industries.

About Avenue of the Americas Association

The Avenue of the Americas Association is a civic improvement corporation that promotes the commercial welfare of "America's Corporate Corridor" and New York City. The Avenue of Americas, a thoroughfare of approximately four miles long, is one of the City's most exciting locations, boasting impressive architecture, corporate headquarters, restaurants, entertainment, cultural attractions, parks, plazas and business districts. The Association acts as an intermediary with government agencies and officials, and provides its membership with information on proposed laws and actions that will affect them. Issues such as transportation, physical improvements, signage, public safety, economic growth and homelessness are some of the challenges addressed by the Association in recent years. For more information, please visit www.aveoftheamericas.org.

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