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BUILDING
 
 
425 Park Avenue
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DESIGNER
 
 
Norman Foster

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CONTEXT
 
Location
Norman Foster, Foster + Partners, 425 Park Avenue, New York City
Importance of the building in the territory and in the city
Norman Foster, Foster + Partners, 425 Park Avenue, New York City
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DESCRIPTION
 
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Norman Foster, Foster + Partners, 425 Park Avenue, New York CityThe new building will create an enduring landmark that befits its exclusive location, and is uniquely of its time and its place.

Norman Foster, Foster + Partners, 425 Park Avenue, New York CityThe project presents an outstanding opportunity to contribute to the existing character of Park Avenue and responds to the scale and datum of the Avenue and neighbouring buildings. Clearly expressing the geometry of its structure, the tapered steel-frame tower rises to meet three shear walls that will be illuminated, adding to the vibrant New York City skyline. Its elegant facade seamlessly integrates with the innovative internal arrangement that allows for three gradated tiers of column-free floors.

Offering world-class sustainable office accommodation, the new building anticipates changing needs in the workplace with large, open spaces that encompass flexible use.

425 Park Avenue is conceived as a flexible, enduring new addition to one of New York City’s most celebrated streets. The tower’s form is a pure expression of its function, divided vertically into three distinct volumes: its base, knitted with the urban grain at street level; a recessed central section; and a slender column of premium offices at the top. Each volume dovetails dramatic triple-height sky gardens: one of which will serve as a penthouse floor, and another a first-class amenity floor for the tower’s occupants, with dining and facilities for meetings and conferences. Terraces offer views across Central Park and the prized amenity of open space in the heart of Manhattan. The social focus of the tower continues at street level, where entrance is via a dramatic triple-height atrium, with the potential for large-scale works of art.
Lord Norman Foster said
Norman Foster, Foster + Partners, 425 Park Avenue, New York City“I have a personal connection with New York, which has been a source of inspiration since my time at Yale, when the new towers on Park Avenue and its neighbourhoods were a magnet for every young architect. Seeing first-hand the works of Mies van der Rohe, Gordon Bunshaft, Eero Saarinen and Philip Johnson was tremendously exciting then – I am delighted to have this very special opportunity to design a contemporary tower to stand alongside them. Our aim is to create an exceptional building, both of its time and timeless, as well as being respectful of this context – a tower that is for the City and for the people that will work in it, setting a new standard for office design and providing an enduring landmark that befits its world-famous location.”
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VIDEO
 
 
 

425 Park Avenue from Neoscape on Vimeo.




425 Park Avenue Overview from Sara Fay on Vimeo.

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MATERIALS
 
steel, glass
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ECO-SUSTAINABILITY'
 
Norman Foster, Foster + Partners, 425 Park Avenue, New York CityIn addition to LEED Gold accreditation, the tower will also be the first in New York City to achieve WELL certification, in recognition of innovations to enhance the health and well-being of its future occupants.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
New York
Metropolitan area
New York City
County
New York
Town
New York - Manhattan
Address
425 Park Avenue (East 56th Street)
 
 
Website
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
Streets and squares
Panoramic structures, belvederes
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2012     project winner of limited competiton
Realisation
2015 - 2017
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Aaron Betsky, "It's time to wow us again", Architect november 2012, "Front"  p. 23
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EXHIBITIONS
 
 
Municipal Arts Society’s third annual Summit, New York, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 18 / 19 october 2012
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CLIENT
 
 
L&L Holding Company
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
m. 209 (ft. 687)
Floors
41 aboveground
Surface
sq.m. 60,400 (sq.ft. 650,000)
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Cantor Seinuk WSP
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STAFF
 
Project
Foster + Partners
Architect of record
Adamson Associates
Systems
Flack + Kurtz WSP
Lighting engineer
Susan Tillotson
Consultants
Vidaris Inc
Jenkins and Huntington
Habib Associates
Entek
Charlie Rizzo
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
Finalists of the competition:
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CREDITS
 
 
Images © dbox branding & creative, Foster + Partners
Drawings © Foster + Partners
Sketch © Norman Foster
Text edited by Foster + Partners
Courtesy of Foster + Partners, 425 Park Avenue

Norman Foster, Foster + Partners, 425 Park Avenue, New York City



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