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Leading Builder Daniel R. Tishman Receives NYC Tourism Award

NEW YORK, NY (December, 2007) — Daniel R. Tishman, President of builder/developer Tishman Realty & Construction Co., Inc., accepted an award saluting his company's contributions to New York City's tourism industry at NYC & Company's annual Leadership in Tourism Dinner, held this month at Chelsea Piers.

Tishman Realty & Construction Co., Inc., founded in 1898, is one of the nation's premier Hotel Real Estate Developers, Construction Managers, Project Managers, and Owner Representatives.

Known for its innovative approaches in building methodologies and technologies, and green building leadership, Tishman is responsible for the construction of more than 435 million square feet of space, incorporating facilities of every size and type. Its building arm, Tishman Construction Corporation (TCC), ranks #5 in the nation on Building Design & Construction's Top Construction Managers list.

In New York City, TCC has managed construction of such notable projects as the new 7 World Trade Center--the first new office building to rise at Ground Zero; the Westin New York at Times Square; the Condé Nast and Reuters Americas Headquarters; the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center; and the Four Seasons Hotel. It is also responsible for restoring such historically significant landmarks as Carnegie Hall, the St. Regis Hotel, The Plaza Hotel, The New Amsterdam Theater, and the University Club. Tishman’s major green projects include 4 Times Square--New York’s first green skyscraper; Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park; Freedom Tower; and 7 World Trade Center--the first office tower in New York City to be certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

New York City’s tourism industry supports more than 350,000 jobs and generates nearly $25
billion in spending. In 2006 alone, a record 43.8 million visitors came to New York City, putting New York on a path to attain Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s goal of attracting 50 million visitors to the City by 2015.

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