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425 Park Avenue Celebrates Grand Opening in Midtown East, Manhattan

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YIMBY attended the official opening ceremony 425 Park Avenuea 47-story commercial skyscraper Midtown East And the first new full-block building built along Park Avenue’s Plaza District in nearly half a century.Designed by Norman Foster Foster + Partners Developed by L&L Holding CompanyTokyu Land Corporation, and joint management partner BentallGreenOak, the 897-foot-tall structure will create 667,000 square feet of column-free Class A office space, offering design flexibility and panoramic views above and below Park Avenue. I have it. Adamson Associates Architects WSP was the Architect of Record, WSP was the Structural and MEP Engineer, R&R Scaffolding provided the BMU, and Tishman Construction was the Construction Manager for the project located between East 55th and East 56th Streets.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in front of the main entrance, followed by a panel discussion in the amenity space of the Diagrid Club on the 26th floor, and a tour of the 39th floor.

425 Park Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Sir Norman Foster.Photo by Michael Young

“425 Park Avenue celebrates the understated elegance of its historic context and neighborhood landmarks while pushing the boundaries of workplace design and reflecting the city’s contemporary spirit,” said Foster + Partners. said Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman of “The building’s architectural form and structural expression are two sides of the same coin, providing a unique identity. Floors with external terraces are the first of its kind on Park Avenue, creating a transparent and healthy working environment. I have.”

L&L Chairman and CEO David said: W. Levinson. “Working with visionary teams in the fields of architecture, engineering, hospitality, human health and the arts, we have created the ultimate office environment in both form and function.”

Robert Lapidus, President and CIO of L&L, said: “From the beginning of this project, we have been focused on creating a holistic experience that will engage, motivate and excite the world’s most innovative and creative people. These attributes have become absolutely essential today.”

425 Park Avenue is divided into three main sections. The base features a 45-foot-tall central lobby, flanked by stone floors, interior glass walls, and state-of-the-art lighting and elevator systems. The middle tier of the office floor. Upper premium office levels culminating in a 38ft high penthouse floor. The property was built to LEED Gold standards and has also achieved Well Core certification at the Gold level due to the building’s full suite of health, wellness and eco-friendly features. These include abundant natural light, enhanced indoor air and water quality, and energy efficient mechanical and ventilation systems.

425 Park Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

The balustrade features three signature fins that illuminate at night with animated LED panels.

425 Park Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

Between the three levels are two triple-height Diagrid floors, with the top floor serving as the Diagrid Club, an amenity and wellness center.

Diagrid Club.Photo by Michael Young

Diagrid Club.Photo by Michael Young

Diagrid Club.Photo by Michael Young

The Diagrid Club features many outdoor gathering spaces, a meditation room by the David Lynch Foundation, and a wall of mirrored metal spheres titled Narcissus Garden, a unique artwork by world-renowned artist Yayoi Kusama. I have. Another of his contributors to the space is chef and restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who runs the Diagrid Club’s food and beverage programme, as well as his two-story restaurant at street level. This new restaurant features an impressive show kitchen and cocktail lounge, 45-foot-high ceilings, and a 24-foot painting of her by Larry Poons.

“Narcissus Garden” by Yayoi Kusama.Photo by Michael Young

Eighty-five percent of the skyscraper is leased to technology and investment firms, including anchor tenants Citadel, Wafra Capital Partners, Maverick Capital, Hermann & Friedman and GTCR, which occupies 415,400 square feet across 20 floors. The final floors available for rent are the northern half of levels 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 39, 40, and 41. Retail space is located in the south corner of the 7,743 square foot rentable base. There is also a 52-car tenant parking lot in the East 55th Street lobby.

“Together with our partners, we are building New York City’s next iconic hotel with awe-inspiring architecture, market-leading amenities and technologically advanced environmental performance, located in one of the most important business districts. “We are proud to have realized our shared vision of developing an elegant office tower.” said Jonathan Epstein, managing partner of BentallGreenOak. “We are one of the outstanding leaders and recognize that the location, design and eco-friendliness of 425 Park Avenue will help support their mission to attract top talent.”

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