666 Fifth Avenue
Description

666 Fifth Avenue

Contract Date: 04.21.1997
Completion Date: 04.11.1999

Building Type: Office
Work Type: Renovation, Interior Design
Size: 1500,000 SF

When 666 Fifth Avenue opened in 1958, the ground floor arcade featured a pair of contemporary sculptures by the artist Isamu Noguchi. His “waterfall” is composed of stainless steel rods against a corrugated glass wall washed with a continuous cascade of water.

Noguchi’s “landscape of the clouds” consists of lighted enameled-aluminium louvers hanging from the ceiling. Renovation of the ground floor lobby, arcade, and exterior walls was undertaken to enhance the Noguchi’s sculptures, realise the full potential of retail storefronts, modernize the lobby, and alter existing Subway access.

AIA AWARD

Publish:
New York Times October 15, 1997

Info

  • Client : Sumitomo Realty and Development
  • Status : Completed
  • Location : New York, NY
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