135 West 50th Street exterior entrance 135 West 50th Street exterior BEFORE 135 West 50th Street exterior AFTER 135 West 50th Street Lobby 135 West 50th Street Elevator Lobby 135 West 50th Street collaboration space 135 West 50th Street balcony 135 West 50th Street lounge and multipurpose room
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135 West 50th Street

New York, New York

Seeking to strategically modernize elements of this existing office building, George Comfort & Sons enlisted Gensler to help reposition 135 W 50th Street by transforming the storefront and lobby, and creating a second-level amenity floor that brings the office tenants and community together. Connecting to the neighborhood was a key component in the repositioning which happens through an extension of the 6 ½ Avenue corridor. The double-height lobby visually unifies 50th and 51st streets, while a refreshed facade allows light to flood the space. The amenity club offers flexible meeting spaces accommodating more than 200 people, as well as a social lounge, wellness area, and a full-height operable wall that becomes a loggia with access to fresh air providing indoor/outdoor work areas and collaboration spaces.