230 Park Avenue
BBB’s upgrades to the landmark Beaux-Arts lobby of 230 Park Avenue brings 21st century functionality into a magnificent early 20th century space.
230 Park Avenue, “The Crown Jewel of Park Avenue” and the former headquarters of the New York Central Railroad, is a New York City exterior and interior landmark originally designed by Warren and Wetmore in 1929. As a part of a series of upgrades to the building, BBB was engaged to restore the historic finishes and update security and visitor services infrastructure to meet the needs of a contemporary office building lobby. Specific areas of work included designing a complementary new security desk at the building’s north entrance; converting an existing newsstand at the south entrance for guest services; overseeing the development of custom bronze artwork for the grand lobby’s historic directory frames; creating a building history display for a secondary passageway; and developing a comprehensive signage proposal. All elements of work were within or immediately adjacent to landmark-designated spaces, and all materials and details were selected in consideration of the original design.
The Lighting PracticeLighting
Excalibur Bronze Sculpture FoundryBronze Artwork
Interior Building Services, IncContractor
Society of American Registered Architects/New York Council — Design Award of Merit