Paramount Group has tapped Kohn Pedersen Fox for an extensive modernization of the lobby and public atrium at 60 Wall Street in Manhattan’s Financial District. The project is envisioned as a requisite improvement to attract top tier commercial tenants looking to base and build their future offices within the building.
Kevin Roche John Dinkello and Associates
On Monday, New York City had 117 interior landmarks. Now, it has 118. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate portions of the hotel now known as ONE UN New York, at 1 and 2 United Nations Plaza, as interior landmarks.
New York City is one step closer to getting another interior landmark. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on the designation of the Ambassador Grill and lobby at 1 and 2 United Nations Plaza.
The Ford Foundation Building, located at 320 East 43rd Street, in Midtown East, will be getting a $190 million renovation, according to the New York Times. The 12-story, 287,500 square-foot office building, a city individual and interior landmark, was designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkello and Associates (KRJDA) and completed in 1968. It does not meet current-day building codes and the city is requiring its owners to install updates before 2019. In addition, the building’s office floors and suites will be modernized, and an art gallery, visitors’ center, and a 10th floor assembly space will be added. Gensler is designing the two-year renovation, and Raymond Jungles will be incorporating new indoor landscaping. The property is known for its unique 174-foot-high atrium and elaborate garden terraces.