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The Condé Nast Building is a modern skyscraper on Time Square, located in Broadway, between 42nd and 43rd Streets in Midtown Manhattan. The official name is Four Times Square. It is 11th tallest building in New York and 39th tallest in the United States. It is one of the examples of green buildings; actually, it is New York’s largest green building.

The construction started in 1996 and was completed in 1999. The architects were Fox & Fowle and it has received awards from the National American Institute of Architects and the AIA New York State.The building’s height is 447 metres (809 feet). It is listed as a 48-floor building but there are 52 of them. The 49th floor is occupied by mechanical operations, and floors 50 through 52 are used by television and radio stations for their transmitters. It contains 150,000 square metres (1.6 million square feet) of floor space. To the major office tenants belongs Condé Nast Publications (publishing company) Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; the major retail tenants are ESPN Zone and Duane Reade. The building is owned by The Durst Organization.

The northwest corner of the Condé Nast Building belongs to NASDAQ's MarketSite. It is a seven-story cylindrical tower with a high-tech electronic display, providing market quotes, financial news and advertisements. On the ground floor there is a television studio looking out onto Times Square.

The original antenna, built for Clear Channel Communications as a backup transmitter site for its four FM stations was removed and replaced in October 2003. The present antenna has 91 metres (300 feet) and it supports television and radio broadcasters. The total height of the building together with antenna is 348 metres (1,143 feet) what makes the Condé Nast Building the second tallest in New York.
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