Two Court Square
Citigroup LICLong Island City, Queens, NY, USA Citigroup/ Tishman Speyer Properties The Phillips Group, Interior Designer Corporate, Office 486,000 ft2 / 45,000 m2 Gold
Developed in two phases, Court Square II is a Class-A high-performance office building for Citigroup housing 500,000 gross square feet of flexible office space on 14 floors, the Citigroup Global Training Center, auditorium and a centralized data center, as well as street-level retail that includes retail and a bank branch.
Certified LEED Gold, the design incorporates many sustainable design features. Each floor is characterized by floor-to-ceiling glass that maximizes access to exterior views and natural daylight. A 20,000-gallon stormwater retention tank is located in the cellar to collect and recycle rainwater in the building’s mechanical system. In addition, the majority of materials used in the construction of the building incorporated recycled and/or certified building products.
Finished with Italian ‘Statuario’ marble walls and ‘Bedonia’ sandstone floors, the Lobby features a 25-foot high point supported glass wall that allows natural daylight to penetrate the space and activate the elevator core. The lobby also provides centralized access to a bank of escalators that connect to a state-of-the-art Conference Center on levels 2 and 3. In addition to a series of classrooms, the Conference Center includes a kitchen / cafeteria and an auditorium with a capacity for over 300 occupants.
Phase I was completed in 2008, with provisions for an additional 900,000 square feet of new construction to be added above and alongside the Phase I building.