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7 West 51st Street – New York

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Location: New York City, New York

Chelsea Atelier Architects was hired to renovate the lobby and redesigned the facade of an office building in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.  Located across from Rockefeller Plaza, CAA understood the new facade was to both modernize the building’s image while creating a harmony with its historic neighbor.  Selecting limestone panels arranged in a carefully orchestrated pattern, the new facade deftly downplays existing, quirky asymmetries, while creating a calm, harmonious overall composition.

The fully renovated lobby was conceived of as a minimalist composition.  Using glass and stone, CAA was able to alter a previously dark, heavy space into a light, airy, glowing entry.  To contrast the simple elegance of the walls and floors, exotic Zebra limestone is used at the reception desk to enhance the intelligent use of material.

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