5 Bryant Park

5 Bryant Park | New York, NY

Five Bryant Park (aka 1065 Sixth Avenue) sits at the prestigious intersection of West 40th Street and Sixth Avenue, across the street from the southwest corner of Bryant Park. It features entries on West 41st and West 40th Streets. The entrance on 41st opens onto a 63-foot hallway, while 40th features a more conventional commercial lobby offering 13-foot ceilings and several surfaces for art placement. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, the exhibition needed to meet several requirements: In the hallway on 41st, the goal was to create visual interest in a long corridor while still encouraging visitors to keep walking…

717 Fifth Avenue: David Row

717 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY

717 Fifth Avenue is a prestigious address in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan, at the cross street of East 56th Street. Known as The Corning Glass Building/Steuben Glass Building, 717 Fifth was designed by Harrison & Abramovitz, who also designed Lincoln Center and the United Nations Dag Hammarskj√∂ld Library Building. A highly innovative approach for its time, 717 was the first glass curtain wall skyscraper on Fifth Avenue. In 1959, a gold-leaf mural by Bauhaus artist Josef Albers, Two Structural Constellations, was engraved in the lobby of the building. Between 1993 and 1994, the firm Gwathmey Siegel Architects renovated…