Paramount plans $250 million renovation at Manhattan office tower

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Paramount Group says it is planning for an extensive repositioning of 60 Wall Street’s base and interiors.

Originally designed in 1989 by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates, 60 Wall Street is today a LEED Gold, Class-A office tower. The 1.6 million sq. ft., 47-story office building has entrances to its two-story atrium on both Wall and Pine Streets, uniting the two thoroughfares with a pedestrian promenade.

With construction set to begin in summer of 2022, the postmodern building’s revitalization includes a transformative opening up of the facade, new triple height windows, the addition of a skylight to cast natural light into the atrium, and the installation of the largest indoor green wall in North America.

New amenities including a restaurant and cafe are also planned.. The planned investment will reimagine the building as a focal point for the local neighborhood and a dynamic hub of activity for the new Wall Street, while maintaining its preeminence as one of the newest and highest-quality office towers in New York City, the developers say in a statement.

Architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), has redesigned the atrium to turn it into “an open, light-filled and verdant place of life and activity.”

Additional improvements to the office floors include enhanced ventilation systems with high-efficiency MERV 15 filtration and increased outside air per person with capabilities of providing 100% outside air to the spaces in ideal weather conditions.

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