Hines announced that 7 Bryant Park, its 30-story, 470,000 s/f signature office tower, has become the first Wired Pre-Certified building in New York City, earning a Platinum certification — the highest attainable.
The certification follows a third party audit by technicians from WiredNYC, a program developed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation that evaluates and certifies the connectivity quality of commercial buildings.
It means that tenants at 7 Bryant Park, which is set to be delivered to the market in the first quarter of 2015, can have confidence that the building will provide access to the best in class broadband connectivity.
“This pre-certified platinum rating from WiredNYC is a result of our commitment to making 7 Bryant Park a model for what ‘connected’ can mean for New York City buildings,” said Tommy Craig, senior managing director of Hines’ tri-state operations.
“Reliable, fast Internet is crucial for all 21st century tenants, not just financial and tech tenants. We’re excited to bring this cutting edge connectivity to the market in a building that is already, itself, LEED® Gold Pre-certified.”
The third party audit that resulted in the certification looked at three areas: connectivity, infrastructure and readiness.
Connectivity involves how the building is connected to the Internet — whether fiber or fixed wireless — as well as how those connections are distributed throughout the building and who the independent carriers are.
7 Bryant Park will arrive to the market with the most advanced telecom infrastructure available.
Infrastructure refers to the bones of the building and how well they support redundant and resilient connections.
In the case of 7 Bryant Park, redundant and resilient connections, including two points of entry at opposite ends of the building, and two separate riser systems, provide added peace of mind for tenants.
The last category, readiness. Montgomery Technologies worked with Hines to manage connectivity in the building.