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  7. Foster + Partners Break Ground on 425 Park Avenue

Foster + Partners Break Ground on 425 Park Avenue

Foster + Partners Break Ground on 425 Park Avenue
Foster + Partners Break Ground on 425 Park Avenue, 425 Park Avenue, Facing NE on Park Avenue. Image © DBOX for Foster + Partners
425 Park Avenue, Facing NE on Park Avenue. Image © DBOX for Foster + Partners

Norman Foster attended the recent groundbreaking ceremony for 425 Park Avenue, which will be the first full-block high-rise office building to be built on New York City's Park Avenue in the past 50 years. Foster+Partners, in collaboration with Adamson Associates, designed 425 Park to be a new icon in the Manhattan skyline, featuring a tri-blade, sheer wall top. In addition to its LEED Gold certification, the 560,000m² tower will be the first in New York to be WELL certified

Premium Office Space. Image © DBOX for Foster + Partners 425 Park Avenue. Image © Visualhouse for Foster + Partners © Visualhouse for Foster + Partners 425 Park Avenue in Local Context. Image © Visualhouse for Foster + Partners + 15

425 Park's 45' Tall Lobby. Image © Visualhouse for Foster + Partners
425 Park's 45' Tall Lobby. Image © Visualhouse for Foster + Partners
Premium Office Space. Image © DBOX for Foster + Partners
Premium Office Space. Image © DBOX for Foster + Partners
© Visualhouse for Foster + Partners
© Visualhouse for Foster + Partners

The high-rise office building sports three programmatic sections, each interfacing with its surroundings in a different way. The lower section is exposed to the street, the middle is recessed to the interior of the block, and the top consists of premium office space, exposing occupants to outreaching views of the city. Each section has multiple floors of sky gardens to bring a unique semi-natural experience into any level of the building. The ground floor is three stories tall, with vast open spaces suitable for large-scale galleries and even public events.

Preliminary Conceptual Sketch by Norman Foster. Image © Foster + Partners
Preliminary Conceptual Sketch by Norman Foster. Image © Foster + Partners

As the winners of a high-profile international competition, Foster+Partners were chosen to design 425 Park Avenue in 2012. Since then, the developing design has gained international attention as a forefront of architectural innovation in the promotion of well-being for its occupants. Foster+Partners explained their intention was to both acknowledge and respond to the rich history of high-rises in Manhattan, while also introducing a substantially more public entrance to Park Avenue. 

Watch the speculative introduction to 425 Park Avenue here:

Environmental Responses and Sustainable Design Summary. Image © Foster + Partners
Environmental Responses and Sustainable Design Summary. Image © Foster + Partners

Construction is expected to wrap up in 2018. Read more on our past coverage of 425 Park Avenue here.

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Cite: Joey Jacobson. "Foster + Partners Break Ground on 425 Park Avenue" 28 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/768851/foster-plus-partners-break-ground-on-425-park-avenue/> ISSN 0719-8884
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425 Park Avenue, Facing NE on Park Avenue. Image © DBOX for Foster + Partners

纽约第一个通过WELL认证的高层在425公园大道开工