The Durst Organization completes lobby upgrade and art installation at 1133 Avenue of the Americas
Manhattan, NY The Durst Org. has completed a lobby upgrade and the installation of Leo Villareal's "Volume (Durst), 2013" at 1133 Avenue of the Americas. The eight-month multi-million dollar lobby renovations, overseen by the architecture firm Gensler includes new elevator cabs with destination dispatch, LED energy efficient lighting, new lobby desk, terrazzo floors, portals, fire alarm, turnstiles and lobby concessions and news stands. The 1.1 million s/f, 45-story Emery Roth & Sons designed building was completed by The Durst Org. in 1970. The building's tenant roster includes: Ace American Insurance Co., Patterson Belknap, and Bank of America.
"1133 was the headquarters of The Durst Org. for many years and the building was the first my grandfather, father and uncles built on Sixth Ave.," said Jonathan (Jody) Durst, President of The Durst Org. "The building's timeless design, efficient floor-plates and optimal location make it as compelling today as it was when it was constructed. The beautiful new lobby and artwork update this classic to the 21st century and we expect will make it a desirable corporate address for at least another 40 years."
Story ran in the Owners, Developers & Managers / Design-Build section on 03/12/2013