MdeAS Architects

MdeAS Architects

New York, NY


645 Madison Avenue, Olympic Tower

From passageway to destination MdeAS transformed Olympic Tower’s public space with a new, modern design. In creating a lighter, more welcoming environment our design includes disposing of the heavy awning in favor of an all-glass facade that is both sleek and inviting, which is inspired by the client’s goal for increased visibility and openness.

In the context of New York City, 645 Fifth is privy to a one of kind view of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. With immediate proximity to this iconic architectural landmark, the 51st Street entrance becomes a direct connection to the urban environment further established by the use of stone, evoking a visual interest in tenants and tourists alike.

The Carrara limestone was extracted from a quarry in Lisbon, Portugal and was selected for its warmth and understated, yet consistent veining. The wall achieved its dimensional appearance through a precise fabrication technique then meticulously sanded by hand to accomplish the delicate and intricate details.

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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US
Firm Role: Architect