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A gilded lobby at the beginning of Park Avenue.

The project is a renovation of a neo-rennaisance lobby that strips the space to its essence and adds a series of discrete modern insertions that enhance and clarify the power of the existing architecture. Monolithic niches, bronze end walls, and custom light fixtures punctuate the lobby to create new programmatic uses, as One Park Avenue enters its second century.

Solid bronze fin walls act as key moments in the project. Conceived of as porous ‘caps’ to the two major axes they tie together the existing space and emphasize the volumetric power of the vaults.


Client: Vornado Realty

Location: New York City

Program: Commercial lobby renovation and building repositioning

Size: 5,000 sf

Status: Complete (Initiated October 1st, 2014)