Chrysler Building East (666 Third Avenue)

Location:New York, NY
Architect:Phillip Johnson
Client:Tishman Speyer Properties, Inc.
Size:770,000

Constructed in 1952 as the Kent Building and one of Midtown’s earliest International Style skyscrapers, 666 Third Avenue was incorporated into the Chrysler Center under a renovation headed by renowned architect Phillip Johnson. Linked to the famed Chrysler Building standing directly to the west, Chrysler Building East features a sophisticated façade of dark blue glass and a vast column-free granite lobby.  In 2011, Vidaris provided consulting and monitoring for the recladding and consulted on both the roofing and FISP compliance.  The result is an eye-catching yet complimentary merging of the original structure with one of the city’s best-known landmarks.

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