425 Park Avenue nears completion in Midtown East, Manhattan

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Work continues on 425 Park Avenue, a 47-story commercial skyscraper in Midtown East. Designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners for L&L Holding Company, Tokyu Land Corporation and co-manager BentallGreenOak, the 897-foot-tall structure will produce 667,000 square feet of office space and a managed ground-floor restaurant. by world-renowned Chef Daniel Humm, owner of the three-star Michelin Eleven Madison Park.

Tishman Construction is the general contractor, Cantor Seinuk WSP is the structural engineer, Flack + Kurtz WSP is the MEP engineer, ArcelorMittal supplied the steel, R&R Scaffolding Ltd, Permasteelisa Group is the facade contractor, Susan Tillotson is in charge of lighting, and Langan Engineering is the civil and geotechnical engineer for the Midtown, Manhattan property, which is bounded by Park Avenue to the west, East 55th Street to the south, and East 56th Street to the north. The developers of 425 Park Avenue aim to achieve LEED Gold certification upon completion and make it the first WELL-certified building in New York City.

Finishings have continued since our last update in December, including work on the canopy above the main entrance. The sidewalk scaffolding is expected to be dismantled in the coming weeks when the above construction is completely complete.

425 Park Ave. Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Ave. Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Ave. Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Ave. Photo by Michael Young

Nearly all of the floor-to-ceiling glass panels are in place, including those that surround most of the ground floor behind metal fences and gates. The multiple canopies that hang above the first level of the main west elevation have some of their lights working and should all be operational soon. We can see the high ceilings and the interior of the hall through the transparent glass. Several aluminum panels that were waiting to be installed have been filled in since our last update.

425 Park Ave. Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Ave. Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Ave. Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Ave. Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Ave. Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Ave. Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Ave. Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Ave. Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Ave. Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Ave. Photo by Michael Young

The three iconic fins that crown the top of 425 Park Avenue continue to light up at night in various color schemes and patterns, including blue and yellow in solidarity with Ukraine.

425 Park Ave. Photo by Michael Young

The slate of 425 Park Avenue tenants includes Citadel Enterprises, which plans to occupy 331,800 square feet over 16 full floors, encompassing the penthouse office floor, the mezzanine and one of the three-story diagrid frame floors in setbacks. Above Park Avenue is “The Diagrid Club”, a retreat for office workers with hospitality from Daniel Humm and Make It Nice featuring a cutting-edge sculpture by Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama called “Narcissus Garden”, which can be seen below the green wall in the render below. There will also be meditation spaces and a dining room.

The Diragrid Club. Rendering of the main site at 425 Park Avenue

Completion is expected in the next few months.

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