The Rockefeller Group announced that 1221 and 1271 Avenue of the Americas have each achieved Platinum Wired Certification from WiredNYC.
WiredNYC is a rating platform first initiated by the Bloomberg administration that assesses the broadband connectivity, technology and infrastructure of office buildings.
Both class-A office buildings are owned and managed by The Rockefeller Group.
WiredNYC, which is backed by the New York City Economic Development Corp., aims to bring transparency to broadband connectivity in office buildings, with all of the broadband information gathered available to corporate tenants and the public at WiredScore.com.
The official certification rating system, Wired Certification, offers grading standards ranging from Connected to Silver and Gold, and to the highest rating of Platinum.
The ratings are intended to help tenants make informed decisions about office space, and to help landlords better understand and communicate their internet offerings.
“The direct connection to redundant fiber, multiple carriers and key carrier hotels available in both buildings are valuable benefits for tenants that make leasing space in 1221 and 1271 even more compelling,” said Ed Guiltinan, senior vice president and head of leasing for The Rockefeller Group in New York.
“We are very pleased to have received the highest rating, and we compliment WiredNYC and the City of New York on its progress with this important initiative.”
The Rockefeller Group, which in addition to its midtown property portfolio owns a telecommunications subsidiary, Rockefeller Group Technology Solutions (RGTS), worked with RGTS to provide comprehensive telecommunications and broadband infrastructure information about 1221 and 1271 Avenue of the Americas to WiredNYC throughout the certification process.
“The Rockefeller Group’s commitment to providing the most advanced and flexible broadband access in our buildings is a continuation of a commitment to technology established decades ago, and is reflected most recently by this double-Platinum certification,” said John Tarduno, president and chief executive officer of RGTS.
Class-A office towers located on the west side of Sixth Avenue, 1221 and 1271 Avenue of the Americas were developed by The Rockefeller Group in the modern expansion of Rockefeller Center.
In achieving Platinum status, 1221 and 1271 were cited for offering tenants full distribution of fiber connectivity and the highest level of choice when selecting an Internet service provider.
Multiple points of entry, redundant telecom connections, high-capacity new carriers, and specially designated and secure areas for telecom in each building all ensure maximum protection against server interruption.