1100 Avenue Of The Americas’ New Glass Façade Installation Progressing in Midtown

1100 Avenue of the Americas. Photo by Michael Young

The redesign of 1100 Avenue of the Americas, a 15-story office building on the corner of West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue in Midtown, is progressing. The project designed by MdeAS Architects for Brookfield Properties includes an interior renovation and installation of a modern, transparent glass facade on the 386,190 square meter structure. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the project, which is across the north corner of Bryant Park and east of One Bryant Park from COOKFOX.

Recent photos show significant progress since YIMBY’s last update at the end of August. The thick black mesh and metal framework that once covered the entire building have long since disappeared, while the new reflective, floor-to-ceiling glass panes steadily enclose the steel frame structure of the building. Work on the southern elevation is more advanced.

1100 Avenue of the Americas. Photo by Michael Young

1100 Avenue of the Americas. Photo by Michael Young

1100 Avenue of the Americas. Photo by Michael Young

Below is a rendering that emphasizes the lightness and transparency of the design, a refreshing update of the original case with a dark, reflective tint and a narrow grid of posts. Inside are repeating rectangular-shaped floor slabs that measure approximately 25,000 square feet each. The renovation also requires the addition of a new rooftop terrace that will give residents views of Bryant Park, the Empire State Building, and the surrounding Midtown skyline.

1100 Avenue of the Americas. Sheathing by MdeAS Architects

A formal completion date for 1100 Avenue of the Americas has not been announced, but it may be sometime in the second half of 2021.

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