Snøhetta revises renovation plans for landmark NY tower

December 19, 2018

The revised renovation plans by Snøhetta for 550 Madison in New York will reinforce a preservation-driven rehabilitation of the tower. Photo courtesy 550 Madison[1]
The revised renovation plans by Snøhetta for 550 Madison in New York will reinforce a preservation-driven rehabilitation of the tower.
Photo courtesy 550 Madison

Earlier this month, the ownership team of 550 Madison[2] in New York announced a new design for the landmark destination. The revised renovation plans will reinforce a preservation-driven rehabilitation of the tower.

In July, 550 Madison was designated as an individual landmark[3] by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission[4] (LPC). The ownership team, Olayan Group[5] with development partners RXR Realty[6] and Chelsfield[7], have worked with architect Snøhetta[8] to preserve the iconic high-rise while providing modern upgrades and revitalizing the surrounding public space.

Snøhetta’s design updates will retain the tower’s distinguished architectural features and undo past renovations that compromised the original design intent. The tower’s exterior will remain 94 percent unchanged. The upper portions of the existing four-story annex, altered glass roof, and side street enclosures added during the 1990s will be removed to create an expansive public garden.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Opener-22.jpg
  2. 550 Madison: https://550madison.com/
  3. individual landmark: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/about/landmark-designation.page
  4. NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/index.page
  5. Olayan Group: https://olayan.com/
  6. RXR Realty: https://www.rxrrealty.com/
  7. Chelsfield: http://www.chelsfield.com/en/home/
  8. Snøhetta: https://snohetta.com/

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