Written by: VISUALHOUSE
425 Park Avenue is the first full-block office development on Manhattan's Park Avenue in nearly 50 years.
Developed by Foster + Partners' integrated design team of architects and engineers, the towers' form is a pure expression of its function. The building is divided vertically into three distinct volumes: a seven-story base, knitted with the urban grain at street level; a recessed central section; and a slender column of premium offices at the top.
The seven-story base will contain Four Twenty Five, a fine-dining restaurant by Daniel Humm, the chef and co-owner of Eleven Madison Park. Above the base section is a triple-height space, which is enclosed by a diagrid of columns, that will contain cafes and facilities for meetings and conferences.
A permanent installation of Narcissus Garden, 1966 by Yayoi Kusama, Japanese avant-garde sculptor, painter and novelist, will be placed within the amenity floor at 425 Park, The Diagrid Club. The tightly arranged shimmering stainless-steel balls construct an infinite reflective field in which the images of the artist, the visitors, the architecture, and the landscape were repeated, distorted, and projected by the convex mirror surfaces that produce virtual images appearing closer and smaller than reality.
425 Park Avenue is a timeless architectural statement set to add to the grandeur of one of New York City’s most celebrated streets. To view the rest of our CG Imagery collateral for this iconic skyscraper, visit the Story here.