AAI Architects, P.C. was the Executive Architect for this regeneration and renewal project. Based on a preliminary concept developed by L&L Holding Company and the Design Architect, Kohn Pedersen Fox, this project entailed the strategic removal of existing bulk within the podium and mid-rise section of the existing structure, with the removed area reconfigured into new construction within the high-rise section of the tower. The existing building was approximately 700,000 gsf above-grade with approximately 100,000 gsf below-grade. New MEP systems were installed throughout the above-grade structure. As part of the demolition sequence, the exterior wall was removed, while the entire above-grade areas were skinned in a new curtain wall enclosure. The revised shell and core include a dramatic new ground floor lobby, elevator cabs, and typical floor washrooms.
Sculpted to approximate the setbacks of New York City’s ‘sky exposure plane’, 390 Madison is an exemplar development that sets a new design standard for re-positioning existing buildings in mid-town Manhattan.