452 Fifth Avenue

2011 | New York, NY

  • 452 Fifth Avenue 40th Street facade Photo: Nikolas Koenig
  • 452 Fifth Avenue Dusk view Photo: Nikolas Koenig
  • 452 Fifth Avenue View from NY Public Library Photo: Nikolas Koenig
  • 452 Fifth Avenue Lobby Photo: Nikolas Koenig
  • 452 Fifth Avenue Elevator lobby Photo: Nikolas Koenig
  • 452 Fifth Avenue Lobby skyway Photo: Nikolas Koenig
  • 452 Fifth Avenue Lobby Photo: Nikolas Koenig

IDB acquired a majority stake in 452 Fifth Avenue, the former HSBC tower, and approached STUDIOS to re-envision the entry and lobby of this Class A office property. The new lobby is expressed at the exterior of the building with a new two-story glazed entry wall and canopy, which provide maximum transparency into the space. The renovations create a greater distinction between the HSBC retail presence at the street level and the identity of the building. In addition, the entrance and lobby have been completely upgraded to provide a more gracious and accessible entry sequence.