730 Third Avenue exterior entrance 730 Third Avenue lobby 730 Third Avenue staircase 730 Third Avenue lounge 730 Third Avenue cafe 730 Third Avenue gym entrance 730 Third Avenue gym 730 Third Avenue roof terrace
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730 Third Avenue

New York, New York

Nuveen Real Estate and development advisor Taconic Partners enlisted Gensler to transform 730 Third Avenue — TIAA’s headquarters since the 1950s — into a sophisticated Class A office and retail building. Gensler led the design of the building repositioning, including a new ground and second-floor facade renovation, a new lobby, and the addition of a full-floor amenity space and a spacious rooftop terrace. The facade was re-clad and re-glazed, and an expanded double-height entry creates a frontage scaled for presence and impact. A Helicoidal feature stair in the lobby leads to the amenity floor, which features a state-of-the-art fitness center, conference center, food hall, and co-working lounge, as well as a space to exhibit rotating artwork. An occupant-accessible terrace with 360-degree skyline views provides tenants access to the outdoors and fresh air and fosters a connection to the surrounding neighborhood.