120 Broadway Restoration and Modernization

120 Broadway Restoration and Modernization

Architect
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners
Location
New York, NY, USA | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Offices
Paul Rivera

BBB redesigned the iconic building’s grand lobby and concourse, restoring historic finishes and features while simultaneously incorporating the needs and amenities of a contemporary first-class office building.

Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners as Architects

Completed in 1915, 120 Broadway (known as the “Equitable Building”) is a 40-story building in Lower Manhattan that spans an entire city block and was the largest office building in the world at the time of its opening. As part of Silverstein Properties, Inc.’s capital improvement program, the revitalization re-activates the building’s soaring full-block lobby, enabling pedestrian access and connectivity between Broadway and Nassau Street. Retail is enhanced with expanded glass storefronts and lobby entrances, bringing the architecturally-significant space back into the public realm as originally intended.

photo_credit Paul Rivera
Paul Rivera

At the building’s historic entries, BBB replaced the non-original dark Indian Green marble that had infilled the 34-foot archways with a glass and ornamental bronze grill transom, adapted from the building’s original drawings, allowing natural light into the lobby. Additional upgrades include a new lighting system with hanging bronze chandelier fixtures, granite accent wall, reception desk, elevators, and signage.

photo_credit Paul Rivera
Paul Rivera
photo_credit Paul Rivera
Paul Rivera

The restoration of 120 Broadway also introduces a new tenant-exclusive rooftop space with panoramic city views. The rooftop retreat includes a 20,000 SF outdoor terrace designed by landscape architect MPFP with lush evergreens and all-weather seating as well as a 8,000 SF indoor lounge. Food and beverage service and programming create new opportunities for tenants to socialize and connect.

photo_credit Paul Rivera
Paul Rivera

 

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