Archinect - News 2017-09-19T07:58:42-04:00 Sky Gardens Add Drama to $750 Million Park Avenue Tower Archinect 2012-12-26T20:15:00-05:00 >2013-01-01T19:58:29-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Park Avenue tower rises from a monumental covered plaza to two setbacks, where the 42-foot-high garden levels expose those massive, dramatic building supports. The top two floors of the tower, tentatively planned to rise 49 stories, form a glass- roofed garden. Elevator shafts morph into glowing blades that slice the sky above the roof.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Hadid, Koolhaas and Rogers Losing Designs for Park Avenue Tower Unveiled HotSoup 2012-10-18T11:53:00-04:00 >2012-10-24T15:00:00-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;For us, it was really a blend of what&rsquo;s the right concept for Park Avenue, a place that has not had a new building for almost 50 years, an avenue that is quite possibly the most important commercial boulevard in New York City, quite possibly the United States, and what is the place of a new build down the street from Seagrams and Lever House, two of the greatest buildings ever built,&rdquo; Daivd Levinson said.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Four very different schemes for an office tower in New York. Who's your pick?</p> Lord Foster Beats Rem, Zaha, Rogers for Unusual NYC Office Tower HotSoup 2012-10-03T12:42:00-04:00 >2012-10-08T18:53:52-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We are grateful to each of the firms for the thoughtfulness and creativity they demonstrated throughout the process. There is no doubt that each group was fully capable of helping us realize our vision of a 425 Park Avenue tower that redefines the modern office environment while also respecting and enhancing the timeless allure of the Plaza district.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> In one of the most unusual assignments around, Foster, Rogers, Koolhaas and Hadid were asked to tackle a New York City office building on Park Avenue. A famous address with two famous towers, but really, the rest of them stink. The catch for 425 Park, one of those middcentury stinkers, is that the zoning for the existing 1957 building was modified a few years later so any new building on the site would be smaller than what is there now. The developer figured out that if he tore down most but not all of his tower and built back up from there, he could keep his zoning envelope. Check out Lord Foster's fascinating design for this challenging project.</p> <p> See also <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partner's related press release</a>.</p> Norman, Zaha, Rem and Richard Compete to Design 425 Park Avenue in Manhattan Archinect 2012-07-12T14:38:00-04:00 >2012-07-12T21:23:28-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The developer David W. Levinson could have set for himself the simple task of commissioning a better-designed tower for 425 Park Avenue than the one that&rsquo;s been there since 1957. But that would have been a very low bar. He has engaged four of the world&rsquo;s leading architects to compete for the job: Norman Foster of Foster &amp; Partners, Zaha Hadid of Zaha Hadid Architects, Rem Koolhaas of OMA, and Richard Rogers of Rogers Stirk Harbour &amp; Partners.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>