Crown Building’s Aman New York Conversion Continues to Progress in Midtown Manhattan

Aman New York.. Rendering by OKO group

Work is continuing to progress on the Aman New York, a residential and hotel conversion of the 100-year-old Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue in Midtown. Originally designed by Warren and Wetmore, the 26-story structure once served as the first home of the Museum of Modern Art in the early 20th century. Now the building, which is located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 57th Street, is getting a new life as a hotel and condominium property designed by Jean-Michel Gathy and developed by OKO Group.

The Crown Building. Photo by Michael Young

Cantilevering sidewalk scaffolding covers the Bvlgari, Ermenegildo Zegna, Mikimoto, and Piaget flagship storefronts.

The retail frontage along Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Bvlgari’s storefront. Photo by Michael Young

Above, construction has progressed significantly since our last update in September. The reinforced concrete expansion on the western face has reached its pinnacle and is now enclosed in protective white plastic.

The Crown Building. Photo by Michael Young

The Crown Building itself and its ornate crown remains preserved with some scaffolding built to renovate sections of the exterior.

The Crown Building. Photo by Michael Young

The Crown Building. Photo by Michael Young

The top of the Crown Building. Photo by Michael Young

The southern elevation is also shaping up, with workers on scaffolding rigs assembling a stepped glass curtain wall at multiple points on the building’s addition.

The Crown Building expansion. Photo by Michael Young

The Crown Building expansion. Photo by Michael Young

The Crown Building expansion. Photo by Michael Young

A steel frame has been assembled on the tenth floor setback to the east of the mechanical hoist. This appears to be the glass box depicted in the main rendering as part of a landscaped outdoor terrace.

The Crown Building. Photo by Michael Young

Renderings released last fall reveal the interiors of the building, which will house the Aman Hotel from floors four through 24. Directly above will be 22 condominiums spanning 95,000 square feet, for an average of more than 4,300 square feet apiece, with sales led by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing. Aman New York’s hotel portion will occupy 117,000 square feet with 83 guest rooms, three restaurants, 7,000 square feet of outdoor dining, an underground jazz bar, a subterranean wine library, an Italian restaurant called Nama, and a tenth-floor wraparound garden terrace on the main setback with an additional cigar bar. The Aman Spa will span nearly 25,000 square feet and feature a 20-meter indoor swimming pool surrounded by fire pits and daybeds, two spa houses with a double treatment room, sauna and steam rooms, and an outdoor terrace with cabana, daybed, and fireplace.

A formal completion date has not been announced, though sometime by the end of 2021 is possible.

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6 Comments on "Crown Building’s Aman New York Conversion Continues to Progress in Midtown Manhattan"

  1. The Crown Building is one of the most beautiful buildings in the City, and I think this conversion is so far a very welcome addition. I do also like the pair of photos with a more modern beauty, 111 West 57th Street, peaking out above the buildings. Great project.

  2. Very interesting about Crown being the original home of Museum of Modern Art, didn’t know.

  3. Lizzette Vargas | March 5, 2021 at 8:44 pm | Reply

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  4. This is an awesome preservation and adaptive reuse project. The Crown Building is a gorgeous historic landmark that will continue to grace the Manhattan cityscape with this clever mixed use redevelopment. It is projects like this preservation and reuse that need to be top priority for future development in Manhattan. Less new skyscrapers, more historic preservation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings and infrastructure.

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