120 Park Avenue Modernization Begins in Midtown, Manhattan

Render of 120 Park Avenue renovation, courtesy of BerlinRosenRender of 120 Park Avenue renovation, courtesy of BerlinRosen

Construction has begun on the first phase of the redevelopment of 120 Park Avenue, a 26-story commercial building in Midtown, Manhattan across from Grand Central Terminal. Designed by MdeAS Architects and developed by Global Holdings, the project involves renovations to the building’s façade and the construction of new double-height loggia terraces on the fifth and sixth floors of the Class A office building. Turner Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the intersection of Park Avenue and 42nd Street.

Renderings show the existing windows on the fifth and sixth floors replaced with larger eight-foot by eight-foot glass panels, significantly increasing the flow of natural light to the interiors.

120 Park Avenue is located steps from Grand Central Station, with access to the 4, 5, 6, 7, and S trains, and the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road trains.

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9 Comments on "120 Park Avenue Modernization Begins in Midtown, Manhattan"

  1. Built on the site of the Art Deco 42 Street Airlines Building, which in turn was built on the site of the beautiful yet short lived Belmont Hotel named for the head of the IRT whose tunnels run under the building.

    If Yimby is uninterested or unable to provide historical context to posts I will do my best to and I encourage others to do the same.

  2. Not to mention what happens to the lobby space long used by the Whitney for exhibitions????

  3. The lobby is a designated public space, no?
    Will that change?

  4. Well, I was 30 when I worked at two blocks west at 500 FIFTH I really enjoyed eating my lunch and listening to the jazz concerts. Although Philip Morris words, killing people with lung cancer, at least we got to hear wonderful, jazz music during the day.

  5. Is this building part of the Midtown East Rezoning Footprint? If it is they should tear it down and build a supertall.

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