The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved proposals to renovate and redevelop a portion of the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Building. Located in the Garment District at 330 West 42nd Street, the property was originally constructed in 1931 and is considered a landmarked example of Art Deco design in the built environment.
More renderings have been revealed for PENN 2, Vornado Realty Trust‘s recently commenced renovation of Two Penn Plaza, a 412-foot-tall commercial office building in Midtown. Originally designed by Charles Luckman Associates, the 31-story structure currently yields 1.61 million square feet and stands immediately to the east of Madison Square Garden along Seventh Avenue between West 31st and 33rd Streets. The project, designed by MdeAS Architects, will fully revamp the 53-year-old building’s interiors and replace its dark mid-century modern façade with a lighter, more transparent glass envelope designed by MdeAS Architects. The endeavor is among a flurry of efforts to modernize the area surrounding Penn Station, which include the proposed construction of a nearly 1,200-foot-tall, 2.7-million-square-foot office supertall designed by Foster + Partners that would rise directly across the street on the site of the Hotel Pennsylvania.
Work is progressing on the re-cladding of 1100 Avenue of the Americas, a 15-story office building at the corner of West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue in Midtown. Designed by MdeAS Architects for Brookfield Properties, the project involves an interior renovation and installation of a modern, transparent glass façade on the 386,190-square-foot structure. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the project, which is located across from the northern corner of Bryant Park and to the east of COOKFOX‘s One Bryant Park.
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.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is set to review proposals for the renovation of a 14-story office building at 140 West 57th Street in Midtown. Designed by MdeAs Architects, the scope of work involves alterations to the main façade along West 57th Street, changes to exterior elements at the rear courtyard elevation, renovation of interior spaces, and a partial roof-level expansion.