Foster + Partners has been announced as the architect of JPMorgan Chase’s 60-story super-high headquarters at 270 Park Avenue, and has released the first batch of official renditions of the Midtown East project. The 1,388-foot-tall office skyscraper is currently under construction and will provide 2.5 million square feet of flexible and collaborative space, and will be the tallest building in New York City to be fully powered by a New York State hydroelectric power plant operating on a net basis. -sull emissions. The massive structure rises in an area of full block bounded by Park Avenue to the east, Madison Avenue to the west, East 47th Street to the south and East 48th Street to the north.
The tower is apparently clad with a mixture of floor-to-ceiling glass and copper panels, with diagride columns that create a series of triangular and diamond-shaped contours across the height of the eastern and western elevations. The lower setbacks on the sides of the building will be topped with landscaped terraces. An illuminated crown covers the structure.
An event room is pictured below. The atrium is filled with landscaping and overlooks Park Avenue through the steel-framed superstructure.
This twilight rendering best illustrates the layered mass and overall position of 270 Park Avenue over Midtown, Manhattan, as well as the stepped shape that culminates with the lit mechanical crown.
Yesterday, JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer came to the venue to host a workforce event for the construction party. Other notable participants included Lord Norman Foster, Founder and CEO of Foster + Partners, Gary LaBarbera, Chairman of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater NY, Janno Lieber, Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Keith Powers, New York City Councilor and Rob Speyer, President and CEO of Tishman Speyer. According to officials, the construction process will create more than 8,000 jobs from across 40 local unions and generate $ 2.6 billion for New York City and $ 3.6 billion for New York State as a whole.
“270 Park Avenue is set to become a new landmark that responds to its historic location as well as the legacy of JPMorgan Chase in New York,” said Lord Norman Foster. “The unique design lifts the challenge of respecting the rhythm and distinctive streetscape of Park Avenue, while accommodating the vital transport infrastructure of the city below. The result is an elegant solution where architecture is the structure and the structure is the architecture that includes a new vision that will serve JPMorgan Chase now and well into the future. “
“With our new headquarters, JPMorgan Chase is making a long-term investment in our business and the future of New York City, while ensuring we operate in a highly efficient and world-class 21st century environment,” said JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon. “We are extremely excited about the building’s state-of-the-art technology, health and wellness facilities and public spaces, among many other features. It has the best location in one of the world’s largest cities.”
270 Park Avenue will house up to 14,000 employees and will replace the outdated Union Carbide Building that once stood on the site. There will be 2.5 times more public outdoor space on Park and Madison Avenue, with wider sidewalks and a large public space on Madison Avenue with natural green spaces. Facilities include a health and wellness center with fitness areas, yoga / cycling room, physiotherapy, medical services, modern maternity rooms and prayer and meditation rooms, a modern dining hall with various food operators and healthy menus and a world-class conference center on top of the 60 floors tall towers.
The green and sustainable goals include intelligent building technologies that use sensors; AI and machine learning systems to predict and respond to and adapt to energy needs; advanced water storage and recycling systems to reduce water consumption by more than 40 percent; triple glazing on the facade and automatic solar shading connected to HVAC systems for greater energy efficiency; outdoor terraces with natural green areas and planting; and the use of 97 percent recycled, reused or recycled building materials from the demolition of the Union Carbide Building. This far exceeds the requirements of 75 percent in the leading green building standard.
Completion of 270 Park Avenue is expected around 2025.
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