Located at one of the most prestigious addresses in New York, the fully-occupied 27-story building at the corner of 57th & Madison Avenue is at the center of the busiest (and most expensive) commercial district in the US. The owners’ decision to upgrade the exterior of their building required eye-catching results in order to be competitive with the neighbors in aesthetics, utility and price. The existing 50-plus-year-old building in a very congested urban setting presented a wide variety of challenges.
Renovation of the building’s exterior envelope included new windows and re-cladding of the existing brick with high-tech aluminum composite panels. The result is a handsome, tailored, sleek structure that rises 27 stories above the heart of the Plaza District in Midtown Manhattan.