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550 Madison Avenue’s New Public Plaza Opens in Midtown East, Manhattan

The new public plaza at 550 Madison Avenue, a 37-story commercial skyscraper in Midtown East, is now open. Designed by Snøhetta, the landscape architect for the garden and the design architect for the tower repositioning, and developed by The Olayan Group and RXR Realty, the new privately owned public space (POPS) is enclosed with a 70-foot-tall steel-framed glass canopy and is part of a larger renovation of the Philip Johnson-designed postmodern landmark, along with a revamped lobby designed by Gensler. AECOM Tishman was the general contractor for the 21,000 square feet of renovations at the property, which is located between East 55th and 56th Streets.

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425 Park Avenue. Rendering by Dbox, courtesy of Foster + Partners

YIMBY Scopes Views From Foster + Partners’ 425 Park Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan

YIMBY toured 425 Park Avenue, a completed 47-story commercial skyscraper in Midtown East and the first new full-block building constructed along Park Avenue’s Plaza District in nearly half a century. Designed by Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners and developed by L&L Holding Company, Tokyu Land Corporation, and co-managing partner BentallGreenOak, the 897-foot-tall tower yields 667,000 square feet of flexible Class A office space with panoramic views up and down Park Avenue and over Midtown, Manhattan. Adamson Associates Architects was the architect of record, WSP was the structural and MEP engineer, R&R Scaffolding provided the BMU, and Tishman Construction was the construction manager for the property, which is located between East 55th and East 56th Streets.

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425 Park Avenue. Rendering by Dbox, courtesy of Foster + Partners

425 Park Avenue Celebrates Grand Opening in Midtown East, Manhattan

YIMBY attended the official opening ceremony of 425 Park Avenue, a 47-story commercial skyscraper in Midtown East and the first new full-block building to be built along Park Avenue’s Plaza District in nearly half a century. Designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners and developed by L&L Holding Company, Tokyu Land Corporation, and co-managing partner BentallGreenOak, the 897-foot-tall structure yields 667,000 square feet of column-free Class A office space with design flexibility and panoramic views up and down Park Avenue. Adamson Associates Architects was the architect of record, WSP was the structural and MEP engineer, R&R Scaffolding provided the BMU, and Tishman Construction was the construction manager for the project, which is located between East 55th and East 56th Streets.

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425 Park Avenue. Rendering by Dbox, courtesy of Foster + Partners

Final Touches Underway on Norman Foster’s 425 Park Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan

The final touches are underway on 425 Park Avenue, an 897-foot-tall commercial skyscraper in Midtown East and number 14 on our year-end countdown. Designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners for L&L Holding Company, Tokyu Land Corporation, and co-managing partner BentallGreenOak, the 47-story building yields around 667,000 square of office space, as well as a ground-floor restaurant run by world-renowned Chef Daniel Humm, proprietor of the Three Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park. Tishman Construction is the general contractor of the Midtown, Manhattan property, which is bound by Park Avenue to the west, East 55th Street to the south, and East 56th Street to the north. The structure is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification and debut as New York City’s first WELL-certified building.

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‘The Avenue’ Retail Wing Opens at American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey

The Avenue, a vast retail wing of the American Dream Mall, has opened its doors to the public. Located at 1 American Dream Way in East Rutherford, New Jersey, The Avenue is the latest addition to the 3.3-million-square-foot destination, which has gradually opened after a temporary half-year closure in 2020. The long wing is located on the eastern end of the complex and focuses on designer retail shops, with Saks Fifth Avenue as the largest tenant.

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