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.
Recent photos show a significant amount of progress since YIMBY’s last update in late August. The thick black netting and metal scaffolding that once shrouded the entire edifice is now long gone, while the new reflective floor-to-ceiling glass panels are steadily enclosing the building’s steel frame superstructure. Work is further ahead on the southern elevation.
Below is a rendering that emphasizes the lightness and transparency of the design, a refreshing update on the original enclosure that featured a dark, reflective tint and a tight grid of mullions. Inside are repetitive rectangular shaped floor plates that measure around 25,000 square feet apiece. The renovation also calls for the addition of a new roof terrace that will provide occupants views of Bryant Park, the Empire State Building, and the surrounding Midtown skyline.
A formal completion date for 1100 Avenue of the Americas has not been announced, but sometime in the latter half of 2021 is feasible.