475 Park Avenue South

Location:New York, NY
Architect:Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Client:Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation

Located in New York’s Murray Hill neighborhood on the southeast corner of East 32nd street, the 35-story building originally constructed in 1970 is undergoing a major façade renovation. The Class A office tower has 330,000 square feet of office and retail space for rent. The project was fondly called the “Green Giant” by locals, due to the green cladding that was once between dark glass windows. Pelli Clarke Pelli designed a unique, shimmering glass façade that transforms the building into one of the most magnificent office towers in Manhattan.

Vidaris provided consulting during all phases of the building envelope updates beginning in 2006. Vidaris performed an assessment of the existing building envelope and made recommendations during the planning and designing of the new glass facade. Vidaris also provided shop drawing review, facade inspection for make-safe work and the curtain wall inspection of the installation.

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