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10/25/23, 12pm - 1pm

The adaptive reuse of One Madison Avenue adds an 18-story tower atop an updated, mid-century podium. Structurally, this is achieved by deploying an innovative mega-column system to support the tower that minimizes interventions in the existing building. The limestone façade at the base is retained and repaired, while the new tower steps back from the neighboring landmarked clock tower, creating dialogue between old and new. The design retains 67% of the building’s original structure, preserving a significant amount of embodied energy, and is forecast to result in an energy reduction of over 60% against the AIA 2030 Commitment baseline. The project is designed to comply today with the 2030 building emission targets determined by NYC’s Local Law 97.
Please note: this tour is not accessible by wheelchair.

Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)

This event is offered in person; COVID-19 vaccinations and face masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors. 

Meeting location will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the tour. 

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture, and design festival.

All Archtober sales are final. No refunds available.

Organized by
Center for Architecture
Image: KPF.
Image: KPF.
10/25/23, 12pm - 1pm
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