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1345 Avenue of the Americas
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Created on July 1, 2015
Building Amenities: Local Attractions
Spectacular views of Central Park.
Fisher Park and the Fisher Front Plaza with seasonal plantings, trees, fountains and outdoor seating.
Ziegfeld Theatre, the city’s largest single screen movie theatre, adjacent to the building.
Building Amenities: Parking
A 341 car owner controlled parking garage is located under the building.
Hertz Rent a Car facility occupies a portion of garage.
An outdoor lot to the west of the tower, consists of approximately 44 spaces and is operated by Imperial
Parking.
Building Amenities: Restaurants
Circo
Starbucks Coffee Bar
Building Operations: Accounting
Please forward all rental remittance to:
1345 Leasehold LLC
C/o JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
G.P.O. Box 29741
New York, NY 10087-9741
Building Operations: Building Management
The staff of 1345 Avenue of the Americas is dedicated to making your work environment as safe and
pleasant as possible. The Building Management Office is located on the Concourse Level. We can be
reached Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at:
Phone: (212) 710-8250
Fax: (212) 541-9338
Address:
1345 Leasehold LLC
1345 Avenue of the Americas
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10105
The following personnel are available to address your needs:
Title
Building Manager
Assistant Building
Manager
Fire Life Safety Manager
Building Secretary
Secretary
Name
John C. Donnelly
John Buckley
Richard Cardone
Elizabeth Avila
Steven Krull
Phone
Number
E-Mail
(212) 710-8250 [email protected]
(212) 710-8250
[email protected]
(212) 710-8250 [email protected]
(212) 710-8250 [email protected]
(212) 710-8250 [email protected]
Building Operations: Holidays
Listed below are the Building Holidays observed each year. We will notify you accordingly of any changes.
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
President’s Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
Unless your lease stipulates otherwise, no air conditioning/heating, loading dock, freight, or messenger
center service will be provided on the days these holidays are celebrated.
Building Operations: Leasing
Fisher Brothers is the leasing agent for 1345 Avenue of the Americas. The office is located at 299 Park
Avenue. Listed below is contact information for our authorized representatives:
Title
Name
Phone Number
E-Mail
Asst. Dir. of
Leasing
Susan Clayton (212) 752-5000 ext. 238 [email protected]
Director of LeasingMarc Packman (212) 752-5000 ext. 6255 [email protected]
Building Operations: Security
Fisher Brothers security staff is supervised by almost thirty (30) retired law enforcement professionals. The
security staff is among the first to go through the New York State approved Homeland Security training
program. Lobby attendants, as well as perimeter roves, monitor the building. Supervisory inspections are
performed several times a day, seven (7) days a week.
Digital color cameras are located in various locations in and around the building and in each elevator. All
cameras are monitored through a digital recording system.
Building Security: After Hours Access
Tenant ID cards are scanned upon arrival and departure on weekdays after 7:00 PM and on weekends as
well as holidays.
Building Security: Building Access
The building is accessible 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year.
A turnstile-based system requires tenants to scan their ID cards at a card reader upon arrival. ID cards are
programmed with each tenant's picture, which is displayed on a screen located on a podium a few feet away
from the turnstiles. A guard monitors the screen to verify the tenant and picture ID match.
Visitors must secure a visitor pass at the front desk before passing through the turnstiles. A photo ID is
required. Authorized tenants are able to enter visitors into the system via our security system website.
Building Entrances:
6th Avenue between 54th Street & 55th Street
Fisher Park
Loading Dock at 54th Street between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue
Building Security: Deliveries
All non-freight deliveries are sent to the messenger center located in the concourse Monday-Friday, 8:00
AM - 6:00 PM. Tenants must pick up deliveries in the lobby outside of these hours.
Freight Car Dimensions:
135" H x 76" W x 80" D
*Dimensions should be confirmed for special deliveries.
Loading Dock
Located on 54th Street between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue.
There is a manned security booth open from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM on weekdays.
Dimensions of the loading dock doors are 14’H X 29’ 6”W.
Click here to view the Delivery Requirements
Building Security: General Office Security
Security Checklist
For your own internal security and also for the security of the building, it is in your best interest to control the
number of keys issued. Only people needing after hour access should be issued a key.
The following is a list of general office security suggestions which are offered to you as an aid in
establishing your internal security procedures:
Restrict office keys to those who actually need them.
Keep complete, up-to-date records of the distribution of all office keys.
Have adequate procedures for collecting keys prior to termination of employees.
Establish a rule that keys must not be left unguarded on desks or cabinets.
Require that filing cabinet keys be removed from locks and placed in a secure location after opening
cabinets.
Prevent unauthorized personnel from reporting a lost key and receiving a replacement.
Ensure that a responsible person is in charge of issuing all keys.
Store keys systematically in a secured wall cabinet of either your own design or from a commercial
key control system.
Insist on identification from repairmen who come to work in your office.
Security Checklist (continued)
Clear all desks of important papers.
When working alone in the office at night, lock the front door to prevent anyone else from entering.
Keep the police, fire department, and building security telephone numbers posted.
Double check to see that all doors are securely locked before you leave.
Suspicious Persons
If you see suspicious or offensive persons in the building, please call the Building Management Office
immediately. If possible, make note of appearance, clothing, etc. to assist building security in identifying
them.
Please be aware of strangers in your areas and halls. Quite often a question such as “May I help you
locate someone?” is enough to deter a potential thief. Suspicious encounters of this type should be
reported to the Building Management Office immediately.
Building Security: Key and Lock Policy
AAA Hardware shall key all lockset cylinders to the building’s master key system.
All staircase doors are required to maintain a lockset cylinder on the staircase side which is keyed by AAA to
the building master.
All keying of core doors (i.e. staircase, telephone closet, janitor closet, electric closet, etc.) shall be
coordinated through the Building Management Office.
Tenant shall provide Landlord with access to all areas of demised premises at all times for fire life safety
and engineering purposes.
Building Security: Lost and Found
Please contact the Building Management Office at (212) 710-8250 to claim items that have been lost or
found in the building.
Building Security: Solicitation
Solicitation is not permitted. If someone is soliciting in your suite, please notify the Building Management
Office at (212) 710-8250 and we will send appropriate personnel to have them escorted off the premises.
Building Services: Building Signage and Directory
Please contact the Building Management Office at (212) 710-8250 for information regarding signage at
1345 Avenue of the Americas.
Building Services: Cleaning
Please DO NOT leave items that are not trash on top of or near wastebaskets as they might be
misconstrued as garbage.
If you have special cleaning needs, (i.e. carpet shampooing, rubbish removal, etc.) contact the Building
Management Office at (212) 710-8250. Special cleaning services can be arranged at tenant expense.
If a small cleaning problem should arise during normal business hours, please contact the Building
Management Office at (212) 710-8250.
Building Services: Elevators
Thirty (30) Schindler gearless passenger elevators are divided into five (5) elevator banks of six (6) cars
each which service the concourse level to the 49th floor. One (1) convenience elevator services the 46th to
the 50th floor.
Two (2) freight elevators operate from the concourse to 49th floor. One freight elevator services the 49th &
50th floor.
Two (2) hydraulic lifts service the loading dock and concourse level.
One (1) hydraulic car services the three (3) levels of the garage.
The dimensions of the freight cars are 135" high by 80" deep by 76" wide. The door openings are 48” wide
by 90” high. Capacity is 4000 lbs, per cab. All dimensions should be verified in the field.
Building Services: Forms
For your convenience, we have included downloadable and printable PDF document forms that will expedite
various building management service requests. Hard copies of all forms are available from the Property
Management Office as well. To view and print PDF files, you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader software. If
not already installed on your computer, it can be obtained for free at www.adobe.com.
Approved Contractors List
Sample Certificate of Insurance
Fire Drill and Evacuation / EAP Staffing Chart
Overtime Work Request Form
Sample Compliance Letter for Construction
Delivery Requirements
Kastle Visitor Management Form
Building Services: HVAC
If the temperature in your office needs adjustment, please contact the building management office. Your call
will be referred immediately to engineering personnel.
The standard hours of operation of the heating and air conditioning systems are 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. Special arrangements should be made for any HVAC needed outside of those
hours.
Building Services: Mail Service
The building has two mailboxes located on the north and south side core of the building at the Lobby level.
Building Services: Maintenance Requests
All requests should be made to the Building Management Office at (212) 710-8250.
Click here to download a Service Request Form
Building Services: Fee Schedule
The following rates are in effect as of January 1, 2013.
Engineer
Porter
Loading Dock Security
Freight Elevator
Hatch Opening Team
Elevator Mechanic Standby
Excessive Rubbish Removal
Bulk Rubbish
$118.00/hr.
$87.00/hr.
$131.00/hr
$131.00/hr
$472.90/hr
$287.92 /hr.
$29.00/yd.
$34.25/yd.
Emergency Procedures: Active Shooter
Response to Active shooter - Quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life.
CONTACTING AUTHORITIES - When you are safe:
Call Security or 9-1-1 and be prepared to give the following information concerning the incident:
Your exact location (building, floor, room number)
Specific location and direction of the assailant(s)
Number of assailant(s)
Sex, race and age of assailant(s)
Clothing color and style
Number injured, types of injuries
Run - if there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate the premises.
Be sure to:
Have an escape route and plan in mind
Evacuate regardless of whether others agree to follow
Leave your belongings behind
Help others escape, if possible
Prevent individuals from entering an area where the active shooter may be
Keep your hands visible
Follow the instructions of any police officers
Do not attempt to move wounded people
Call 9-1-1 when you are safe
Hide - if evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide where the active shooter is less likely to find you.
Your hiding place should:
Be out of the active shooter’s view
Provide protection if shots are fired in your direction (i.e., an office with a closed and locked door)
Not trap you or restrict your options for movement
To prevent an active shooter from entering your hiding place:
Lock the door
Blockade the door with heavy furniture
If the active shooter is nearby:
Lock the door
Silence electronic devices (ie, cell phones, etc.)
Turn off any source of noise (i.e., radios, televisions)
Hide behind large items (i.e., cabinets, desks)
Remain quiet
If evacuation and hiding out are not possible:
Remain calm
Dial 9-1-1, if possible, to alert police to the active shooter’s location
If you cannot speak, leave the line open and allow the dispatcher to listen
Fight - As a last resort, and if confronted by the shooter, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active
shooter by:
Acting as aggressively as possible against him/her
Throwing items and improvising weapons
Yelling
Committing to your actions
Emergency Procedures: Bomb Threat
Telephone Threat
When a bomb threat is made over the telephone, obtain the following information from the caller:
Exact location of the device.
Time set for explosion.
Description of the device.
Reason the caller has placed the bomb.
Exact words used by the caller.
Keep this information as confidential as possible.
Notify the Police Department. Call 911.
Notify the Building Management Office at (212) 710-8250.
Once the Building Management Office has been notified of a bomb threat, it is our policy to advise your
firm’s manager or officer and also make an all call announcement to notify the entire building. It is up to the
manager or officer to decide whether it is appropriate to evacuate the office.
In the event that you are asked to evacuate the building, move away from the building to allow for the clear
passage of emergency personnel. Do not re-enter the building until the Building Management Office or the
Police or Fire Department has given clearance.
** *
Suspicious Packages or Mail Bombs
Letter bombs are usually sent through the mail, addressed to a specific individual in the company and
typically disguised to look like some sort of gift or a small package. Letter bombs have the power to kill or
maim anyone close to them if they detonate. Letter bombs are usually a large size manila envelope ¼” to
½” thick and are fairly rigid. They have been mailed from cities or small towns in the United States, as well
as from foreign countries. They are usually mailed to a person by title, such as Chairman, President,
Manager, Security Officer, etc.
If a letter is suspected to be a letter bomb:
Clear everyone out of the area for at least 25 feet around it.
Notify the police at 911 and Building Security at (212) 710-8250
DO NOT HANDLE IT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DEACTIVATE IT YOURSELF
Emergency Procedures: Civil Disturbance
Should a riot or civil disturbance start outside the building, the security guards and local authorities will
immediately lock the building.
If a disturbance should occur in the main lobby, all elevators will be turned off at the first floor and the police
will be summoned.
Emergency Procedures: Elevator Malfunction
In the event that an elevator stops while you are in it, remember to remain calm. Pressing any emergency
button within the cab will alert Building Management that the cab is malfunctioning, what cab number it is,
and what floor it is stuck on. The guard will continue two-way communication with passengers until help
arrives.
In the event of a power outage, elevators will continue to operate on emergency generator power. Should
an outage occur, elevator lights will remain on, but the car will temporarily stop. Each elevator will
automatically return to the lobby where the doors will open and they will remain out of service.
IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE, ELEVATORS MUST NOT BE USED FOR EVACUATION. USE THE
STAIRWELLS.
Emergency Procedures: Emergency Contacts
Any type to an emergency:
New York Fire Department:
New York Police Department:
Emergency Building Phone
Building Management Office
911
(212) 628-2900
911
(212) 586-6814
(212) 710-8250
Emergency Procedures: Evacuation
Emergency
An evacuation signal (whooping siren) will sound and strobe lights will be activated only on the floor in alarm
and the floor above.
What Action Should You Take?
Immediately proceed to and assemble at your nearest emergency exit.
LISTEN TO THE DIRECTIONS OF YOUR FIRE WARDEN TEAM.
Listen for announcements over the emergency speaker system.
If instructed to evacuate, do so in a safe and orderly manner and assemble at your companies
designated areas.
If you are in imminent danger, evacuate immediately!
If your floor receives the notification tone (a monotone beeping sound without strobe activation) it indicates
that the alarm is not on your floor or the floor below you.
What Action Should You Take?
Stay at your work location and listen for announcements over the emergency speaker system.
Things You Should Know About Your Building/Floor
There are three (3) stairway exits: the north, the south and the tower, which are designated by “N, S,
and T" respectively. The north and south stairways exit into the lobby area. The tower stairway exits
into Fisher Park.
The building is protected throughout by an automatic sprinkler system and smoke detection devices
as required by code.
All security locked doors leading to an exit will release on the activation of the alarm.
Things You Should Know About Your Building/Floor (continued)
Elevators will recall to the lobby if a smoke detector (elevator lobby) is activated or a waterflow is
indicated (i.e., sprinkler activation).
Fire alarm pull-stations are located adjacent to all stairway exit doors. If there is a fire on your floor,
activate/pull the fire alarm box to notify the fire department, fire command station and building
occupants.
Know the location of the fire extinguishers on your floor. Note: Only use an extinguisher if you are
confident that you can operate it properly, and only do so after you ensure the alarm has been
activated. Never put yourself in danger.
Safety Tips
Never return to your work area for something you forgot.
Listen to the instructions given by your fire warden team members and those provided over the
emergency speaker system.
Never take an elevator in a fire emergency.
Evacuate in a safe and orderly manner.
Never take a fire alarm for granted.
Always check your stairway exit door for heat with the back of your hand before entering.
Non-Emergency Policy:
When an incident or threat occurs that may impact tenant safety, Fisher Brothers Management
Company is committed to open and responsible communication.
When a tenant receives a threat or witnesses an incident concerning the safety of the building or its
occupants, they should notify 911 and then immediately notify the Building Management Office.
Following the notification, Fisher Brothers Security will make an ALL-CALL announcement. It is
important to note that this announcement is generally for informational purposes unless the
authorities have made a determination that certain floors or the entire building should be evacuated.
For safety purposes, once an ALL-CALL has been made, the building will be closed to incoming
traffic with all portals used for egress only.
This closure is designed to accommodate those tenants who decide to evacuate of their own accord
following the ALL-CALL. The building will be reopened only after the proper authorities have
responded and an investigation has been conducted.
Should a total building evacuation become necessary as a result of a non-fire emergency, the
following procedures will be utilized.
Means of Non-Fire Evacuation:
Stairwells: Everyone should be familiar with the location and number of stairwells on their floor.
Elevators: Can be used for evacuation for non-fire emergencies. You will receive instructions
regarding the use of elevators during the ALL CALL announcements. Elevators will be assigned to
previously identified floors to assist physically challenged personnel and assigned co-workers.
NOTE: Be alert to any instruction issued over the Public Address System.
Evacuation Coordinators (Tenant Employees):
For each tenant floor, there will be evacuation coordinators, stairwell monitors and searchers. These
individuals will:
Wear distinctive caps and vests.
Be fully knowledgeable of the plan for a full evacuation.
Know how to communicate with the command console using the fire warden phone.
Know the proper stairwell to use and alternate means of egress.
Know the location of any tenant who will require assistance and the availability of evac-chairs.
Assign co-workers to provide assistance.
Evacuation Coordinators (continued):
Searchers will ensure all tenants have been notified.
Notify Building Lobby Console when floor is evacuated.
Remind tenants to take their wallets and building ID.
Instruct people to remove and carry high heel shoes and encourage tenants to have comfortable
shoes or sneakers available if possible.
Instruct people to move at a steady walking pace.
Instruct people to use handrails.
Direct tenants to the pre-determined staging area away from the building.
Facilitate a head count at the outside staging area.
Communicate and coordinate with building personnel from the outside staging location(s).
Individual Tenant Responsibility:
In order to facilitate a full evacuation, each individual tenant should be knowledgeable of the plan for a full
building evacuation and:
Know the location of all emergency exits.
Identify the Evacuation Coordinators, Stairwell Monitors and their alternates.
Know how to communicate with the command console using the fire warden phone.
Carefully listen to each ALL CALL announcement.
Follow any direction given by the Evacuation Coordinators and Stairwell Monitors.
Take wallet and Building ID and wear comfortable shoes when evacuating the building.
Know and proceed to the outside staging area.
Never congregate in the lobby or adjacent to the building during an evacuation.
Keep a list of your personal emergency numbers, including the numbers of the cell phones of
Evacuation Coordinators, with you.
NOTE: Evacuation Drills are conducted twice per year. Each drill attended will further familiarize the
participants with the safety procedures that are critical during an actual emergency.
Emergency Procedures: Fire and Life Safety
Introduction
The City of New York requires that all high-rise office buildings comply with Local Law #5 and have a
detailed fire emergency plan to conduct fire drills every six months for all occupants of high-rise office
buildings. Our building is equipped with a fully operational class "E" fire alarm detection and communication
system for your safety.
Pursuant to Local Law #5, representatives from your company are needed to act as Fire Warden, Deputy
Fire Warden, and Searchers. Once a team is chosen, an outline of their fire safety plan will be explained in
detail. A tour of your area should be taken so that you can become familiar with the exits and the location of
the fire alarm equipment.
Training, education and prevention are key factors in providing a safe environment for the work place. Know
your Fire Warden, Deputy Fire Warden, and Searchers. Their names are posted on the organization chart,
which is located in a conspicuous area on the floor. (i.e. kitchen area, staircase area).
Plan For It Before It Occurs!
Know the location of the fire exitsRecognize the sound of the fire alarmKnow how to activate the fire alarmKnow how to notify the Fire Department.
Participate in fire drills and know the evacuation plan for your building.
Know location of fire extinguishers. Use only on incipient fires. (i.e. wastepaper can)
Listed Below is a Fire Prevention Check List. Report Any Fire Hazards To The Fire Safety Director.
Do not overload electrical outlets -request another outlet if necessary. Check electrical cords if frayed
damaged or hot to the touch, do not use them until they have been repaired.
Do not obstruct aisles, corridors, or exits with furniture, debris, etc. especially the freight service area.
Do not obstruct the air ducts by covering them with paper, books or plants.
Do not empty ashtrays into wastebaskets.
Do not use electric heaters. Note: Electric Heaters are not permitted in the building.
Turn off copy machines, typewriters, coffee pots, etc., when not in use.
Obey all no smoking signs.
Store all flammable liquids in approved containers.
Report to the Building Management Office any exit lights that are out, and any fire exit doors that are
opened.
The following is recommended for a Tenant Fire Safety Team:
Fire Warden – Deputy Fire Warden
Are selected to manage and maintain the Fire Safety Team during an alarm.
Duties
As soon as an alarm sounds, the Fire Warden should go immediately to the warden telephone, use
the warden phone to notify the Fire Command Station if a fire or emergency situation exits on your
floor.
Wardens and deputy wardens should be familiar with the fire safety plan and the location of all fire
exits on their floor and the operation of fire alarm equipment (pull stations, warden telephone, etc.)
The Fire Warden shall keep the Fire Command Station informed of the means being employed for
evacuation by the occupants of his/her floor.
At all times during the emergency, the Fire Warden and Deputy Fire Warden should advise everyone
to remain calm, quiet and orderly. Wardens should employ the aid of the Searchers should he/she
require assistance in maintaining order during the emergency condition evacuation.
Fire Wardens are required to check-in daily at the Fire Command Station pursuant to Local Law #5.
Searchers
At least one male and one female searcher are required per floor.
Duties
Duties
As soon as an alarm sounds, the Searchers should alert all others in the area to proceed to a fire exit.
Searchers are responsible for checking rest rooms in order to alert anyone who may not have heard
the alarm. In route to the rest rooms, Searchers should close any doors that may have been left
open. Searchers should be alert to any emergency conditions such as fire and smoke, or anyone not
responding to the alarm, and should report any findings to the Fire Warden as soon as possible.
Once the Searchers initial duties have been completed, they should report back to the Fire Warden
and should make themselves available to assist the Fire Warden and Deputy Fire Warden.
What You Should Do If You Discover Fire Or Smoke:
If you should discover a fire or smoke condition, the following action should be taken immediately.
Leave the fire area, closing doors behind you. . Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station.
If possible, call the Fire Department.
Use the warden telephone to notify the Fire Command Station.
Stay calm and quiet and listen to the instructions being given over the public address system.
Do not use the elevators or congregate in the elevator lobby area.
Do not stop to collect personal property.
Do not return to the building until the fire department tells you it is safe to do so.
The Fire Alarm Sounds - What Do You Do?
The fire alarm must be treated as a building emergency and the following action should be taken
immediately.
Alert others in the immediate area.
Proceed to the nearest fire exit staircase in a quiet and orderly fashion.
Prepare to evacuate via uncontaminated stairs.
Listen carefully to the instructions of the Fire Warden and the Fire Safety Director via the public
address system.
Should evacuation be required, remain calm and proceed down the stairs, single file, keep to the right
and hold on to the handrail. Ladies should remove high heel shoes for easier walking down the stairs.
Walk down at least three or four floors below the fire floor where you can re- enter and await further
instructions.
If you exit the building, quickly move away from exit doors and proceed to a distant area where you
will not interfere with fire fighters, or be in the way of falling debrisDo not return to the building until the Fire Department tells you it is safe to do so.
How The Class "E" System Works
In the event of a fire or smoke condition, the Class “E” system will automatically:
Sounds an alarm throughout the fire floor and the floor above.
Notify the Fire Department.
Sound an alarm at the Fire Command Station, and gives the location and type of alarm.
Cause all elevator, passenger and freight, in the affected bank to be brought down to the lobby for
Fire Department use.
Shut down the air conditioning system to prevent the spread of fire and smoke.
Provide automatic door release for any door leading to a fire exit which is normally locked. Also,
releases locked doors at elevator lobby area and freight elevator areas.
Duties Of The Fire Warden And The Deputy Warden
The tenant or the tenants of each floor shall upon request of the owner or person in charge of the
building make responsible and dependable employees available for the designation by the Fire
Safety Director as Fire Warden and Deputy Fire Warden.
Each floor of a building shall be under the direction of a designated Fire Warden evacuation of
occupants in the event of a fire. He/she shall be assisted in his/her duties by the Deputy Fire
Wardens. A Deputy Fire Warden shall be provided for each tenancy exceeds 7,500 square feet of
occupiable space, a deputy warden shall be assigned for each 7,500 square feet or thereof.
Each Fire Warden and Deputy Warden shall be familiar with the fire safety plan, the location of exits
and the location and operation of any available fire alarm system.
Duties Of The Fire Warden And The Deputy Warden (continued)
In the event of fire, or a fire alarm, the Fire Warden shall ascertain location of the fire, and direct the
evacuation of the floor in accordance with the directions received and the following guidelines:
The most critical areas for immediate evacuation are the fire floor and the floors immediately
above. Evacuation from the other floors shall be instituted when instructions from the Fire
Command Station or conditions indicate such action. Evacuation should be via uncontaminated
stairs. He/she should try to avoid stairs being used by the Fire Department. If this is not
possible, he/she shall try to attract the attention of the Fire Dept. personnel before such
personnel open the door to the fire door.
Evacuation to 2 or more levels below the fire floor is generally adequate. He/she shall keep the
Fire Command Station informed regarding his/her location.
Fire wardens and their deputies shall see that all occupants are notified of the fire, and that
they proceed immediately to execute the fire safety plan.
The Fire Warden on the fire floor shall as soon as practicable notify the Fire Command Station
of the particulars.
Fire Wardens on the floor above the fire shall, after executing the fire safety plan, Notify the Fire
Command Station of the means being used for evacuation and any other particulars.
The Fire Warden shall select the safest stairway to use for evacuation on the basis of the
location of the fire and any information received from the Fire Command Station. The Fire
Warden shall check the environment in the stair prior to entry for evacuation. If it is affected by
smoke, an alternate stair shall be selected and the Fire Command Station notified.
The Fire Warden shall keep the Fire Command Station informed of the number of employees
for evacuation
Elevators manned by trained building personnel or firemen may be used.
Duties Of The Fire Warden And The Deputy Warden (continued)
A chart designating employees and their assignments, shall be prepared and posted in a conspicuous
place in each tenancy and each floor of tenancy that occupies more than one floor and a copy shall be
in the possession of the Fire Safety Directors
Have available an updated listing of all personnel with physical disabilities who cannot use stairs
unaided. Make arrangements to have these occupants assisted in moving down the stairs to 2 or
more levels below the fire floor. If necessary to move such occupants to still lower levels during the
fire, move them down the stairs to the to the uppermost floor served by as uninvolved elevator bank
and then remove to the street floor by the elevator. Where assistance is required for such evacuation,
notify the Fire Safety Director.
Provide for Fire Warden identification during fire drills and fires, such as red caps (baseball type)
Assure that all persons on the floor are notified of fire and all evacuated to safe areas. A search must
be conducted in the lavatories to assure all are out. Personnel assigned as Searchers can promptly
and efficiently perform this duty.
Check availability of applicable personnel on organization chart and provide substitute when position
on chart is not covered.
After evacuation, perform head count to assure that all regular occupants known to have occupied the
floor have been evacuated.
When alarm is received, the Fire Warden shall remain at selected position in the vicinity of the
communication with the Fire Command Station and to receive and give instructions.
1345 Fire Life Safety Information
1345 is in full compliance with present fire alarm and communication laws.
The building has a stair pressurization system in addition to sprinklers.
With the exception of part of the 31st floor the building should be fully sprinklered by first quarter of
2006.
A secondary non-code required PA system is installed as a backup in the event the primary system
fails during an emergency. In addition all Tenant facility managers have been provided building
two-way walkie-talkie communication as a secondary backup.
Certified Fire Safety Directors (mostly retired law enforcement officers) are on duty 24 hours a day.
A code compliant 1500KW Emergency Generator capable of supporting all life safety requirements
including the return of all elevators is installed together with infrastructure capable of supporting three
additional generators of similar size.
In addition to generator power backup UPS systems are installed for the fire alarm system, elevator
cab lighting, secondary PA system, and two-way walkie-talkie repeater.
Emergency Procedures: Fire and Life Safety Plan
1345 Avenue of the Americas: Alliance Bernstein Building
New York, NY 10105
(212) 710-8250
Purpose and Objective
Purpose
To establish a systematic, safe and orderly evacuation of an area or building by its occupants in case of fire
or other emergency, in the least possible time, to a safe area, or by the nearest safe means of egress. Also,
encourage the use of such available fire devices (including sounding of alarms) as may have been provided
for the controlling or extinguishing of fire and the safeguarding of human life.
Objective
To provide proper education as part of continuing employee indoctrination and through a continuing written
program for all occupants, to assure the prompt reporting of fire, the response to fire alarms as designated
and the immediate initiation of fire safety procedures to safeguard life and contain fire until the arrival of the
Fire Department.
Fire Safety Director
Regularly assigned employment - Security & Life Safety Mgr.
Regularly assigned location - Building Management Office - Concourse
How notified at regular location - Telephone, public & house
How notified, not at regular location - Portable Radio, Beeper,Cell
Be familiar with the written Fire Safety Plan providing for fire drill and evacuation procedures in
accordance with the Fire Prevention Code.
Select qualified building service employees for a Fire Brigade and organize, train and supervise such
Fire Brigade.
Be responsible for the availability and state of readiness of the Fire Brigade.
Conduct Fire and Evacuation Drills.
Be responsible for the designation of a Fire Warden for each floor and sufficient Deputy Fire Wardens
for each tenancy in accordance with Fire Department rules.
Be responsible for a daily check for the availability of both Fire and Deputy Fire Wardens and see that
up to date organization charts are posted.
Duties of Fire Safety Director (continued)
NOTE: If the number of Fire Wardens and Deputy Wardens in the building is such that it is impractical to
individually contact each one daily, a suggested method to satisfy the requirement is to make provisions for
the Fire Safety Director, or a Deputy Fire Safety Director make a spot check of several different floors each
day.
Notify the owner or other person having charge of the building when any designated individual is
neglecting his responsibilities contained in the Fire Safety Plan. The owner or other person in charge
of the building shall bring the matter to the attention of the firm employing the individual. If the firm fails
to correct the condition, the Fire Department shall be notified by the owner or person in charge of the
building.
In the event of a fire, the Fire Safety Director shall report to the Fire Command Station to supervise,
and coordinate the following.
Insure that the Fire Department had been notified
of any fire or fire alarm
Manning of the Fire Command Station
Direction of evacuating procedures as provided in
the Fire Safety Plan.
Reports on conditions of fire floor for information
to Fire Department on their arrival.
Advise the Fire Department Chief in charge regarding
the operation of the Fire Command Station.
Be responsible for the training and activities of the Building Evacuation Supervisor.
Deputy Fire Safety Director
D.F.S.D.
D.F.S.D.
Fire Command Station Building Management
Tel. (public or house) Office
Portable radio
Tel.
(public,house,beep)
Portable Radio
D.F.S.D.
Lobby
Tel. (public or house)
Portable Radio
D.F.S.D.
Fire Command
Station
Tel. (public or house)
Portable Radio
D.F.S.D.
D.F.S.D.
Fire Command Station Loading Dock
Tel. (public or house) Tel. (public or house)
Portable Radio
Portable Radio
D.F.S.D.
Lobby
Tel. (public or house)
Portable Radio
D.F.S.D.
Lobby
Tel. (public or house)
Portable Radio
Chief Eng. / D.F.S.D.
24th Fl. (Mech. Room)
Tel. (public or house)
Portable Radio
D.F.S.D.
Lobby
Tel. (public or house)
Portable Radio
D.F.S.D.
Lobby
Tel. (public or house)
Portable Radio
D.F.S.D.
Lobby
Tel. (public or house)
Portable Radio
Duties of Deputy Fire Safety Directors
Subordinate to the Fire Safety Director
Perform duties of Fire Safety Director
Fire Wardens and Deputy Fire Wardens
The names of each Fire Warden, Deputy Fire Warden and Searcher will be displayed on Organization
Charts. These charts shall be prepared and posted on each floor in a conspicuous place in each tenancy
and on each floor tenancy that occupies more than one floor. A copy of each chart will be kept in the
possession of the Fire Safety Director.
Duties of Fire Wardens and Deputy Fire Wardens
The tenant or tenants of each floor shall upon request of the owner or person in charge of the
building, make a responsible employee available for designation by the Fire Safety Director as Fire
Warden and Deputy Fire Wardens.
Each floor of a building shall be under the direction of a designated Fire Warden for the evacuation of
occupants in the event of a fire. They shall be assisted in their duties by Deputy Fire Wardens. A
Deputy Fire Warden shall be provided for each tenancy. When the floor area of a tenancy exceeds
7,500 square feet occupiable space a deputy warden shall be assigned for each7,500 square feet or
part thereof.
Each Fire Warden and Deputy Fire Warden shall be familiar with the Fire Safety Plan, the location of
exits and the location and operation of any available fire alarm system.
Duties of Fire Wardens and Deputy Fire Wardens (continued)
In the event of a fire or fire alarm, the Fire Warden shall ascertain the location of the fire, and direct
the evacuation of the floor in accordance with directions received and the following guidelines:
The most critical areas for immediate evacuation are the fire floor and the floor above.
Evacuation from the other floors shall be instituted when instructions from the Fire Command
Station or conditions indicate such action. Evacuation should be via uncontaminated stairs.
They shall try to avoid stairs being used by the Fire Dept. If this is not possible, they shall try to
attract the attention of the Fire Department Personnel before such personnel open the door to
the fire floor.
Evacuation to at least two or more levels below the fire floor is generally adequate. The Fire
Warden shall keep the Fire Command Station informed regarding his location.
Fire Wardens and their deputies shall see that all occupants are notified of the fire, and that
they proceed immediately to execute the Fire Safety Plan.
The Fire Warden on the fire floor shall as soon as practicable, notify the Fire Command Station
of the particulars.
The Fire Warden on the floor above the fire shall, after executing the Fire Safety Plan, notify the
Fire Command Station of the means being used for evacuation and any other particulars.
Duties of Fire Wardens and Deputy Fire Wardens (continued)
In the event that stairways serving the fire floor and/or floors above are unusable due to
contamination or are cut off by fire and/or smoke of the several floors above the fire involve
large numbers of occupants that must be evacuated, consideration may be given to using
elevators in accordance with the following:
If the elevators servicing his floor also service the fire floor, they shall not be used.
However, elevators may be used if there is more than one bank or elevators, and he is
informed from the Fire Command Station, that one bank is unaffected by fire.
If the elevators do not service the fire floor and their shafts have no openings on the fire
floor, they may be used, unless otherwise directed.
Elevators manned by trained building personnel or fireman may also be used.
In the absence of a serviceable elevator, the Fire Warden shall select the safest stairway
to use for evacuation on the basis of the location of the fire, and any information received
from the Fire Command Station. The Fire Warden shall check the environment in the
stairs prior to the entry for evacuation. If it is affected by smoke, an alternate stair-way
shall be selected, and the Fire Command Station notified.
The Fire Warden shall keep the Fire Command Station informed of the means being
employed for evacuation by the occupants of their floor.
Determine that an alarm has been transmitted.
Duties of Fire Wardens and Deputy Fire Wardens (continued)
Organization chart for fire drill and evacuation assignment. A chart designating employees and their
assignments, shall be prepared and posted in a conspicuous place in each tenancy, and on each
floor of a tenancy that occupies more than one floor and a copy shall be in the possession of the Fire
Safety Director.
Have available an updated listing of all personnel with physical disabilities who cannot use stairs
unaided. Make arrangements to have these occupants assisted in moving down the stairs to two or
more levels below fire floor. If necessary to move such occupants to still lower levels during the fire,
move them down the stairs to the uppermost floor serviced by an uninvolved elevator bank and then
evacuate to street floor by elevator. Where assistance is required for such evacuation, notify Fire
Safety Director.
Provide for Fire Warden identification during fire drills and fires, such as using an armband hat, etc.
Assure that all persons on the floor are notified of fire and all are evacuated to safe areas. A search
must be conducted in the lavatories to assure all are out. Personnel assigned as searchers can
promptly and efficiently perform this duty.
Check availability of applicable personnel on Organization Chart and provide for substitute when
position on chart is not covered.
After evacuation, perform a head count to assure that all regular occupants known to have occupied
the floor have been evacuated.
When alarm is received, the Fire Warden shall remain at a selected position in the vicinity of the
communication station on the floor, in order to maintain communication with the Fire Command
Station and to receive and give instructions.
Building Evacuation Supervisors
Regularly assigned employment: Night Security
Regularly assigned location: Lobby
How notified at regular location: Telephone, public & house
How notified not at regular location: Portable radio
Normal working hours: 12Mid to 8Am
Duties of Building Evacuation Supervisor:
A Building Evacuation Supervisor is required at all times other than normal working or business hours
when there are occupants in the building and there is not a Fire Safety Director on duty in the
building.
During fire emergencies, the primary responsibility of the Building Evacuation Supervisor shall be to
man the Fire Command Station, and the direction and execution of the evacuation as provided in the
Fire Safety Plan.
The Building Evacuation Supervisor’s training and related activities shall be under the direction of the
Fire Safety Director in accordance with these rules, and the Fire Safety Plan. Such activities shall be
subject to Fire Department control.
Fire Brigade
Submit a completed Organization Chart for Fire Brigade, naming person in charge, and his title in the
building.
Indicate standards of selection from building employees based on background and availability
Knowledge of building
Length of service
Experience
How are they notified? Portable radio
How are they notified when not at their regular locations.
Fire alarm bells
House Telephone
Public Telephone
Portable radio
Means of responding: Fire stairs & usable elevators.
Duties of Fire Brigade: On receipt of an alarm for fire, the brigade shall:
Report to the floor below the fire to assist in evacuation and provide information to the Fire
Command Station.
After evacuation of fire floor, endeavor to control spread of fire by closing doors, etc.
Attempt to control the fire until arrival of the Fire Department, if the fire is small and conditions
do not pose a personal threat.
Leave one member on the floor below the fire to direct the Fire Department to the fire location
and to inform of conditions.
On arrival of the Fire Department the Fire Brigade shall report to the Fire Command Station for
additional instructions.
Occupants Instructions
Distribution of instructions to all tenants, tenants employees and building employees
The applicable parts of the approved Fire Safety Plan shall be distributed to all tenants of the building
by the building management, when the Fire Safety Plan has been approved by the Fire Commander.
The applicable parts of the approved Fire Safety Plan shall then be distributed by the tenants to all
their employees and by the Building Management to all there Building employees.
All occupants of the building shall participate and cooperate with the provisions of the Fire Safety
Plan.
Evacuation Drills
Frequency of Drills: Drills shall be conducted at least once every three months during the first two
years, after the effective date of these rules, and every six months thereafter.
How Conducted: Emphasis should be placed on orderly evacuation under proper discipline, rather
than speed. No running should be permitted.
Evacuation Drills (continued)
Participation, Who, How:
All tenants and visitors shall participate in evacuation drills.
Fire Wardens on the floor evacuating shall advise the Safety Director of the location of the
stairs that they are using to evacuate.
At no time should the Fire Warden direct his people to use the elevator in evacuation of a floor,
unless so commanded to do so by the Safety Director.
Notify Safety Director if any special assistance is needed in evacuating handicapped persons.
If heavy smoke occurs, instruct your people to stay close to the floor while evacuating.
Instruct tenant regardless of what floor they are on to put out cigarettes, cigars etc.
Keep all doors closed to help stop the spread of fire.
Before opening any door, it should be tested for excessive heat.
Evacuation will terminate at street level, when all personnel are removed from the building to a
location, safe from possible broken glass.
Controls and supervision: Fire Warden and Deputy Fire Warden, Fire Safety Director and Deputy Fire
Safety Director.
Recording of details of drills: Records to be kept by Fire Safety Director.
Fire Command Station
Location : Building lobby near elevator control panel.
Requirements: Adequate illumination - Yes there is adequate illumination
Adequate communication to mechanical equipment room, elevator control room each floor: Yes communication throughout the entire building via Class E System.
Copy of Fire Safety Plan: Yes - copy of Fire Safety Plan at Fire Command Station
Copy of building information form: Yes - copy of building information form at Fire Command Station.
Representative floor plans showing location of signs, floor remote station communications, etc.: Yes copy of floor plans at Fire Command Station.
Signs
Posting of signs and diagrams to comply with Fire Department specifications.
Signs at elevator landings. Floor diagrams
Signs and floor diagrams above elevator call button.
Floor numbering
Floor numbering on sign at elevator landing.
Floor numbering inside the 3 fire stairs.
Floor numbering on organization charts - at north staircase.
Signs (continued)
Stairway Identification:
Tower Stair: “T”
North Stair: “N”
South Stair: “S”
Elevator Identification
Banks: A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,O,X
All elevators are equipped for fireman's service.
Stair Re-Entry Floors: Lobby, 4, 8, 12, 16, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 42, 46, 50, and roof. A number of
re-entry doors are tied to Class “E” Door Release, for automatic door release when an alarm is
activated.
Fire Prevention and Fire Protection Program
A plan for periodic formal inspections of each floor area, including exit facilities, Fire extinguishers and
housekeeping shall be developed. A copy of such plan shall be submitted.
Information that can be included is as follows:
At the start of the day, a check of each exit shall be required to determine that self-closing doors are
in the closed position, but are not illegally locked in any manner.
No obstructions shall be permitted in corridors on aisle spaces.
Necessary exit signs and lights where required, shall be lighted and in good condition.
The locations and operation of fire extinguishers shall be known by all personnel. The maintenance
shall be controlled by the Fire Safety Director.
Poor housekeeping is a fire breeder. All establishments shall avoid accumulation of combustible
debris.
Provision shall be made for monthly testing of the communication and alarm systems.
Representative Floor Plan
A floor plan, representative of the majority of the floor designs of the entire building, shall be at the Fire
Command Station, in the main lobby, under the authority of the Fire Safety Director.
Fire Safety Plan
In planning, evaluate the individual floor layouts, the population of floors, the number and kinds of
exits, the zoning of the floor by area and occupants. Determine the movement of traffic by the
most expeditious route to an appropriate exit and alternative route for each zone since under fire
conditions one or more exits may not be useable.
Emergency Procedures: Flooding
In the event of a flood that may cause damage to tenant property or affect the normal operation of the
building, designated tenant representatives will be contacted by Building Management personnel, including
after business hours.
The first priority is to ensure that no personal injury occurs as the result of a flood. The second priority is to
discover the cause and prevent or minimize additional flooding.
Once the flooding has been contained, clean-up operations will be commenced. Tenants will need to
contact their insurance carrier for any damage to their property.
Emergency Procedures: Homeland Security
Fisher Brothers recommends that each tenant have an emergency action plan in place to help their
employees prepare for, and react quickly to, a regional emergency, including terrorist attacks. Click on the
links below to access a variety of resources that aid in preparing for a regional emergency.
City of New York
http://www1.nyc.gov/
Department of Homeland Security
http://www.dhs.gov/
Federal Emergency Management Association
http://fema.gov/
American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/
Center for Diseases Control and Prevention Emergency Preparedness and Response
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/
Local media outlets will provide important information during an emergency situation.
Emergency Procedures: Medical Emergency
In the event that an accident or illness of an employee or visitor takes place in your office area:
Call Emergency at 911.
Give Emergency Dispatcher the following information:
Your name
Building name and address
Floor number and location of emergency on floor
Any details of accident or illness
Do not move injured/ill person. Try to make them as comfortable as possible.
Whenever possible, have someone meet the emergency unit in the lobby.
Call the Building Management Office at (212) 710-8250. Inform them you have called 911 and briefly
describe the nature of the emergency.
The emergency unit will be with you shortly and will administer necessary medical assistance.
Determine, if possible:
Name, address and age of injured/ill person
Nature of problem
Allergies and if currently on any medication
Local doctor
The Management, Engineering and Security staff will do all we can to make the person comfortable while
awaiting the arrival of the medical rescue team. Although we assume no liability for our assistance, we
strongly encourage tenants and employees to become familiar with First Aid and how and when to contact
emergency services.
Emergency Procedures: Pandemic Preparedness
What you Need to Know
An influenza (flu) pandemic is a worldwide outbreak of flu disease that occurs when a new type of influenza
virus appears that people have not been exposed to before (or have not been exposed to in a long time).
The pandemic virus can cause serious illness because people do not have immunity to the new virus.
Pandemics are different from seasonal outbreaks of influenza that we see every year. Seasonal influenza is
caused by influenza virus types to which people have already been exposed. Its impact on society is less
severe than a pandemic, and influenza vaccines (flu shots and nasal-spray vaccine) are available to help
prevent widespread illness from seasonal flu.
Influenza pandemics are different from many of the other major public health and health care threats facing
our country and the world. A pandemic will last much longer than most flu outbreaks and may include
"waves" of influenza activity that last 6-8 weeks separated by months. The number of health care workers
and first responders able to work may be reduced. Public health officials will not know how severe a
pandemic will be until it begins.
Importance and Benefits of Being Prepared
The effects of a pandemic can be lessened if you prepare ahead of time. Preparing for a disaster will help
bring peace of mind and confidence to deal with a pandemic.
When a pandemic starts, everyone around the world could be at risk. The United States has been working
closely with other countries and the World Health Organization (WHO) to strengthen systems to detect
outbreaks of influenza that might cause a pandemic.
A pandemic would touch every aspect of society, so every part of society must begin to prepare. All have
roles in the event of a pandemic. Federal, state, tribal, and local governments are developing, improving,
and testing their plans for an influenza pandemic. Businesses, schools, universities, and other faith-based
and community organizations are also preparing plans.
As you begin your individual or family planning, you may want to review your state's planning efforts and
those of your local public health and emergency preparedness officials. State plans and other planning
information can be found at http://www.flu.gov/professional/checklists.html
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal agencies are providing funding,
advice, and other support to your state. The federal government will provide up-to-date information and
guidance to the public if an influenza pandemic unfolds.
Pandemic Flu Resources
There are many publicly available resources in place to help communities, companies, and individuals plan
for a possible pandemic flu outbreak. A few of the most useful sites are linked below:
Pandemicflu.gov
This is the official U.S. Government site for information on pandemic and avian influenza. The material on
this site is organized by topic for easy reference.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC Web site is another primary source of information on pandemic influenza. They also have a
hotlineâ1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)âthat is available in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7
days a week (TTY: 1-888-232-6348). Or, if you prefer, questions can be e-mailed to [email protected]
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
DHS is working on a “Business Planning Guide,” which will be posted on the DHS home page and on
Pandemicflu.gov as soon as it is completed. Also, for business-specific questions, the DHS has created an
[email protected]
BOMA Resources
BOMA/Greater Toronto Pandemic Flu Report
The report addresses the threat to commercial buildings from an avian flu pandemic.
The resources above will provide a lot of information, but we also encourage you to:
Listen to local and national radio
Watch news reports on television
Read your newspaper and other sources of printed and Web-based information
Look for information on your local and state government Web sites
Consider talking to your local health care providers and public health officials.
Emergency Procedures: Power Failure
All Office Buildings and Common areas have an emergency generator, which will provide emergency power
for certain basic building function in the event of power failure. The functions include:
Activating emergency lights on each floor throughout the building including all Exit signs.
Activating all stairwell lighting.
Activating the building’s emergency Fire, Life and Safety Systems as well as the building’s
communication systems.
Bringing all elevators down to the ground floor lobby. (One elevator will remain operative for use by
security to assist handicapped persons or to take service crews and equipment into the building, as
needed.)
It is seldom necessary to evacuate the building during a power failure. Unless you are directed to do so
through the emergency communication system, please remain in your offices.
Please…DO NOT CALL the Office of the Building unless you need to notify us of the location of a disabled
employee.
Emergency Procedures: Severe Weather
When severe weather conditions become apparent, the U.S. Weather Bureau describes conditions by two
(2) classifications, a Watch or a Warning. This applies to the reporting of severe thunderstorms, the
approach of weather conditions favoring the formation of tornadoes, a hurricane condition, a winter storm
condition, etc. A Watch becomes effective when atmospheric conditions are right to produce the particular
weather phenomenon. A Warning means that the weather condition has been spotted and prompt action
must be taken for safety.
Except in very rare circumstances, the decision to evacuate the building based on the above weather
reports will not be made by Building Management, but rather by each Tenant Company. However, in the
event these conditions do exist, the following guidelines should be kept in mind:
Move away from outside windows. If the windows in your offices are supplied with blinds, close the
blinds (this will provide protection from broken glass).
Do not panic.
If evacuated, lock all desk drawers and take all items of value with you.
If evacuated, use a route that is in the building interior and stay away from large expanses of glass
and windows.
Use the stairwells rather than the elevators.
If evacuated, do not return to your office until advised to do so.
Emergency Procedures: Toxic Hazards
If there is a toxic spill or exposure, immediately get to an area where you are not exposed and call 911.
Give building address, floor and phone number, and also what type of spill. Take action to contain the
hazard; close doors behind you, and always follow all safety procedures when working with toxic materials.
Introduction: Welcome
The tenant information contained in this Electronic Tenant® Handbook is meant to provide you with a better
understanding of 1345 Avenue of the Americas and facilitate your company’s operations. Take time to
familiarize yourself with this handbook and it will become a valuable resource. Please note that the Building
Management Office is available to assist with any issues or concerns.
Every attempt has been made to provide current and accurate information in this handbook, but it is
possible that some items will change over time. The Building Management Office will promptly notify you of
any such changes. Kindly contact the Building Management Office with any questions you may have.
Welcome to 1345 Avenue of the Americas!
Introduction: About Fisher Brothers
Fisher Brothers is one of America’s preeminent fully integrated real estate partnerships with increasingly
successful construction and operating subsidiaries.
Martin Fisher, who was joined by brothers Larry and Zachary Fisher, founded Fisher Brothers in 1915.
Over the next several decades, Fisher Brothers built residential properties in Brooklyn, Queens, Long
Island, Riverdale, Mount Vernon and later Manhattan.
Fisher Brothers began building commercial buildings in the mid-1950’s. Midtown tower construction and
ownership came to exceed eight million square feet of Class A office space.
With the decision to capitalize on the firm’s capabilities as a builder and manager, the partnership formed
Plaza Construction Company in 1986 and Sandhurst Associates in 1992 to provide on-site management for
other building owners.
Introduction: About 1345 Avenue of the Americas
Comprised of approximately 2 million square feet in 50 stories on 6th Avenue between 54th and 55th
Streets, the building boasts fabulous views of Central Park and close proximity to Fortune 500 neighbors, as
well as some of the city's finest hotels and restaurants. Fine dining is available within the building at Osteria
del Circo, managed by the owners of New York's famed Le Cirque. The adjacent Fisher Park is a serene
public space offering respite from the demands of high-profile corporate life.
The location of the property allows for convenient access to all forms of public transportation including the B,
D, F, V, N, R, Q, W, & E subway lines
Opened in 1969, the building was originally the site of the first Ziegfield Theater of Ziegfield Follies fame.
The current Ziegfeld Theater is located adjacent to Fisher Park and is one of the last single screen theaters
left in Manhattan.
The building is a 50-story, steel framed, commercial office tower with concrete fireproofing. Curtain wall
construction with duranodic aluminum finish and ½ inch spandrel glass make up the façade. Floor Load
ratings consist of 50lbs./sq. ft. for live loads and 20lbs./sq. ft. for partition loads. Slab to slab heights range
from 12ft. 1in. to 14ft. 11in. on tenant floors.
1345 Avenue of the Americas – Prime location, high quality construction, and strict attention to the needs
and comforts of prestigious corporate tenants. The Fisher Brothers strategic formula – epitomized.
Introduction: Operating Instructions
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Policies and Procedures: General Rules and Regulations
No tenant shall obstruct or encumber, or use for any purpose other than ingress to and egress from
its premises, the sidewalks, driveways, entrances, passages, lobbies, plazas, elevators, stairways,
vestibules, corridors, halls and other public portions of the Building ("Public Areas") and no tenant
shall invite to, or permit to visit, its premises persons in such numbers or under such conditions as
may interfere (other than to an immaterial extent) with the use and enjoyment by others of the Public
Areas.
No tenant shall use its premises for lodging or sleeping or for any immoral or illegal purpose.
No tenant shall bring into or keep in or about its premises any bicycles, vehicles, animals (except
seeing-eye dogs or other type of “service” animal), fish or birds of any kind. No space in the Building
shall be used for manufacturing, for the bulk storage of merchandise, or for the sale of merchandise,
goods or property of any kind at auction.
No signs, advertisements, graphics or notices visible from the Public Areas including the lobby and
plaza may be installed. No signs, advertisements, graphics or notices may be installed on the
building exterior.
No tenant shall make, or permit to be made, any unseemly or disturbing noises or disturb or interfere
with occupants of this or neighboring buildings or premises or those having business with them
whether by the use of any musical instrument, radio, television set, talking machine, unmusical noise,
or in any other way.
Canvassing, soliciting and peddling in the Building are prohibited and each tenant shall cooperate to
prevent the same.
No showcases or other articles shall be put in front of or affixed to any part of the exterior of the
Building or the elevator lobbies on any floor of the Building nor, without the prior written consent of the
Building Management, placed in the halls, corridors or vestibules.
Policies and Procedures: Moving Policy
Loading Dock Access (Off Hours)
The loading dock entrance is closed from 6 P.M. to 8 A.M., Monday through Friday and all day weekends
and holidays.
Any requests for access during the closed periods, must be made in writing to the Building Management
Office.
Any request for access from the loading dock on weekends and holidays, must be in writing to the Building
Management Office and Building Security.
All written requests must be received by the Building Management Office and Building Security 48 hours
prior to delivery or removal.
Policies and Procedures: Smoking
Smoking is not permitted throughout the public portions or tenant spaces of the Building. No tenant may
establish any smoking area within their demised premises.
Policies and Procedures: Tenant Improvement Work
Project Coordination and Drawing Review Procedure
It is required that prior to commencement of any alteration work, all architectural design/engineering
drawings be forwarded to Building Management for review.
No contractor is authorized to shutdown, activate, modify or otherwise work on any base building
mechanical, electrical, plumbing/sprinkler, Class “E" or EMS Control system(s) without the formal
authorization of and coordination with the Building Manager.
Procedure Requesting Fire Safety “Class E” System Off Line
The following procedure must be followed prior to placing the Fire Safety System and subsystems offline
(test position).
The vendor/contractor must report to the Building Management Office and Fire Command Station to
log in the time, date, location and nature of business.
Upon completion of their daily operation, contractors must report to the Fire Command Station and log
in the completion time.
All vendors/contractors should be notified of this policy/procedure before scheduling any work that
effects the fire alarm system.
Fire Safety Director on duty can be located at the Fire Command Station which is located in the
Lobby of the building.
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Procedure for Burning and Torch Operations
Prior to any burning or torch operation in a Fisher Brothers Building, the vendor(s) involved must report to
the Buildin Fire Command Station and log in the time, date, location, and nature of their operation.
Torch operators, Fire Guards, etc. must have in their possession or on file at the Fire Command Station,
their current Certificate of Fitness as required by the FDNY.
A fire watch is required and will be provided by the Building. The tenant shall be billed accordingly.
Upon completion of their daily operation, vendors must report to the Fire Command Station and log in the
completion time.
All vendors involved with burning operations in the Building, should be notified of this policy/procedure
before scheduling their work.
Fire extinguishers must be on the job at all times in accordance with FDNY requirements.
Use of Scaffolds
The use of the building owned scaffolds is limited to Fisher Brothers personnel only.
Use of Ladders
The use of building ladders is to be limited to Fisher Brothers personnel only.
Building Alteration Guidlines:
The following is a general list of building requirements for alteration projects. Please note that each project
presents different circumstances which may necessitate additional requirements.
Click here to view the Alteration Guidelines