WiredScore, the New York City-based agency that spreads infrastructure improvement awareness to commercial building owners, had a busy year in 2014 with 140 million square feet of wired certifications. This included more than 260 commercial buildings that improved infrastructure and offered tenants state-of-the-art technology options by meeting high-capacity wiring standards.
WiredScore offers ratings from minimum to platinum-level certification. The certifications are based on building connectivity, infrastructure and how ready the building is for connectivity improvements.
“I want to personally say thanks to these property owners that are leading the charge in building the cutting-edge broadband infrastructure that cities need and that tenants demand,” WiredScore chief executive officer and co-founder, Arie Barendrecht, said in a statement.
Among the buildings that received wired certifications in 2014 were 11 East 26th Street, 853 Broadway and the famed Hippodrome building at 1120 Avenue of the Americas. One of the most noted certifications of the year was the 470,000-square-foot Hines-owned 7 Bryant Park. The building was awarded a platinum-level certification for its infrastructure and building upgrades.