The reinvention of 1271 Avenue of the Americas provides a unique opportunity; the efficiency and infrastructure of a new building, combined with the history and prestige of one of New York City's most recognized addresses for business.
An icon of mid-century modern architecture, 1271 Avenue of the Americas has always used design to inspire and elevate the work day. An extensive top-to-bottom renovation means that this world-renowned building will continue to turn heads well into the future.
The building's transformation is being led by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, recognized for nearly six decades as one of the world’s preeminent architecture and planning firms. This comprehensive project will dramatically improve views and light with a new exterior façade, revive the plaza, and reimagine the lobby’s bold design.
We've retained the iconic identity of the building, and evolved it for the workplace of the future. Our attention to detail extends from infrastructure upgrades to improved energy efficiency to creating a brighter, healthier, more pleasant work environment.
New double-pane glass façade with enlarged windows featuring approximately 10-foot mullions delivers an extraordinary glass box at the podium. The positioning of the glass box offers a highly visible and prominent presence in the heart of Midtown.