277 Fifth receives LEED Silver Certification 

277 Fifth receives LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community.

Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the 55-story tower was designed to maximize exposures on all residential floors, providing views and daylight on all sides. The tower’s centralized building core and perimeter columns ensure that each residential floor is column-free, allowing flexibility of layout on each floor. Defining characteristics of the building include glass and transparency, and one of the most distinguishing features is a series of double-height, open-air loggias designed at the building’s corners that provide outdoor space for residents to relax and enjoy city views.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a globally recognized symbol of excellence in green building. LEED certification ensures electricity cost savings, lower carbon emissions and healthier environments where people live, work, learn, play and worship.