Through a $72 million redevelopment completed in 2008 by renowned contemporary architects Moed de Armas and Shannon (MdeAS), 100 Park Avenue is both classic corporate convenience a block from Grand Central Terminal, and all-new ultra-modern LEED Gold-certified office headquarters space. The building now boasts a new stunning metal and glass facade, a soaring two-story-high atrium lobby, new elevator cabs, as well as significant infrastructure upgrades such as the new cooling plant, increased electric capacity, and a state-of-the-art security system. It is also one of the first buildings in SL Green’s New York portfolio to install green roofs. Along with this, recycling and energy reduction initiatives have been instated, providing a significant reduction in the building’s carbon footprint. The property was awarded “International Building of the Year” by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).
Built in 1949, 100 Park Avenue was one of the first of a handful of new office towers to rise on Park Avenue south of Grand Central Terminal during the postwar period. MdeAS’ new design incorporates a glass curtain wall on Park Avenue and aluminum composite metal paneling, creating a bold, bright presence on the street while showing off the structure’s handsome original proportions and setbacks and insuring dramatic views. The building remained fully occupied during the renovation process and is one of the most desirable locations in Midtown; in addition to the benefits of a location a block south of Grand Central’s transport hub, the New York Public Library and Bryant Park are a block to the west.