As if to remind everyone who's in charge, the new-ish Bank of America headquarters at the corner of 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, aka One Bryant Park, has raised a sign over that busy intersection. Simple letters in stainless steel put Midtown on notice that this 1,200-foot-tall shard of fritted glass, home to waterless urinals and scaryawesome views, is where the money can be found. Developed by the Durst Organization at a cost of $1 billion (with the help of a big bundle of Liberty Bonds), the project from Cook+Fox Architects broke ground in 2004 and, after entertaining passersby with a few unfortunate incidents, got its first tenants in May 2008. Besides the bankers, this 52-story tower is home to single-starred eatery, Aureole, the re-constructed Henry Miller's Theater and a blockfront of ATMs along the Deuce?perfect for replenishing the purse before perusing the goods at February's final Fashion Week festivities in Bryant Park.
· Bank of America Tower coverage [Curbed]