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Exterior rendering of LX57 at 695 Lexington Avenue - Gensler; ABS Partners

ABS Partners Real Estate, Gensler Reveal LX57 Office Tower at 695 Lexington Avenue in Sutton Place, Manhattan

ABS Partners Real Estate has completed a $50 million renovation of LX57, a 20-story office tower at 695 Lexington Avenue in Sutton Place, Manhattan. Led by Gensler‘s design studio, the project entailed a full restoration on the building’s façade, modernization of the commercial lobby, new signage at the ground floor, window upgrades, LED lighting, and contemporary pre-built office suites. The property is located at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 57th Street.

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Aerial rendering of The New Terminal One at JFK International Airport

Governor Hochul Reveals $9.5B Expansion Project for JFK Airport

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has reached an agreement with a coalition of financial sponsors to complete a $9.5 billion expansion of JFK International Airport. On December 13, Governor Kathy Hochul officially announced the project, which will include major infrastructure upgrades, the replacement of several aging terminals, new retail destinations, security improvements, and sustainability enhancements.

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‘The Avenue’ Retail Wing Opens at American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey

The Avenue, a vast retail wing of the American Dream Mall, has opened its doors to the public. Located at 1 American Dream Way in East Rutherford, New Jersey, The Avenue is the latest addition to the 3.3-million-square-foot destination, which has gradually opened after a temporary half-year closure in 2020. The long wing is located on the eastern end of the complex and focuses on designer retail shops, with Saks Fifth Avenue as the largest tenant.

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550 Madison Avenue Officially Unveils New Lobby in Midtown East, Manhattan

YIMBY attended the recent unveiling of the newly renovated lobby of 550 Madison Avenue, a 37-story, 684-foot-tall office skyscraper in Midtown East. Designed by Gensler and developed by The Olayan Group and RXR Realty, the project involves a 21,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor overhaul of the 1984 postmodern landmark from Philip Johnson and John Burgee. In addition to the updated lobby, which features an art installation from Polish-German contemporary visual artist Alicja Kwade called Solid Sky, the undertaking will also provide a new café, elevated and ground-level landscaping, expanded seating with additional tables, and public restrooms. 550 Madison Avenue spans between East 55th and 56th Streets.

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Snøhetta’s Glass Roof and Steel Canopy for 550 Madison Avenue Takes Shape in Midtown East, Manhattan

Work is progressing on the renovation of 550 Madison Avenue, a 684-foot-tall commercial skyscraper in Midtown East, with construction underway on Snøhetta‘s triple-height steel-framed glass canopy over its new public garden. Designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, the 37-story Postmodern landmark opened in 1984 and is undergoing a 21,000-square-foot overhaul led by The Olayan Groupand  RXR Realty that will yield a new café, elevated and ground-level landscaping, expanded seating with additional tables, and public restrooms. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor, Gensler is designing the lobby space, Orange County Ironworks is the steel fabricator, and Gabriel Steel Erectors is assembling the steel over a rectangular space on the western side of 550 Madison Avenue that spans between East 55th and 56th Streets.

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