Midtown’s Hippodrome Receives Wired Certification
Monica Link Jan. 14, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
One of Midtown’s trendiest buildings, the Hippodrome at 1120 Avenue of the Americas, has earned a platinum-level Wired Certification. The certification means that the building can handle high-capacity technology and fiber availability for its tenants. It’s the highest level certification awarded by the group.
WiredNYC, the New York City-based organization that focuses on helping buildings improve infrastructure across the city, issued its coveted Wired Certification to the building located between West 43rd and West 44th Streets. The purpose of the program, developed by the city’s Economic Development Corporation, is to provide information about technology in commercial buildings across the city while helping property owners upgrade wiring and infrastructure for technology that caters to its tenants.
The Hippodrome, owned by Edison Properties, is rich in history. It was built in 1905 and has become a modern playhouse for commercial tenants with the latest in technology and fixed wireless Internet service.
WiredNYC, often described as LEED for broadband, gauges the broadband connectivity and infrastructure of commercial buildings and provides a new Internet connectivity benchmark. Leadership from the group meets with commercial real estate owners and brokers to teach them how to update infrastructure and properly wire a building for high-tech tenants.