Exterior work is progressing on 1100 Avenue of the Americas, a 15-story office building at the corner of West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, directly across from Bryant Park. Brookfield Properties is the developer of the 386,190-square-foot structure, which is receiving an interior renovation and façade redesign by MdeAS Architects. As revealed in renderings released last fall, the new glass curtain wall will be much lighter and more transparent than the original reflective envelope. The property will contain 357,940 square feet of commercial office space and 11,239 square feet of ground-floor retail area. Aecom Tishman is the general contractor.
Recent photos show the entirety of the southern elevation and most of the western elevation covered in scaffolding and black netting. All of the original curtain wall has been removed, exposing the steel superstructure. Metal clips are in place on the edges of the floor plates in preparation for the installation of the new façade. An exterior hoist is positioned on the uncovered northern face, and yellow insulation panels are wrapped around the mechanical extension above the roof parapet.
The existing floor plates measure around 25,000 square feet apiece. The renovation also includes the addition of a new roof terrace that will provide occupants views of Bryant Park, the Empire State Building, and the surrounding Midtown skyline.
The completion date for 1100 Avenue of the Americas’ revamp was last reported for late 2020, as indicated on the construction board. However, sometime in early 2021 looks more likely.