Raúl de Armas receives lifetime achievement award

Raúl de Armas, a founding principal of MdeAS, has been recognized with the 2016-2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in Architecture from the CINTAS Foundation, an organization supporting and honoring the accomplishments of Cuban architects, composers, visual artists and writers living outside of Cuba. “This is a very special award to get,” he says, with a nod … Continued

MdeAS at 25: Our Commitment to Modern Architecture Continues

Guided by its continued and shared passion to create inspiring architecture through timeless, modern design, MdeAS Architects is celebrating its 25th anniversary. “Since the firm’s inception in 1991, our commitment to modern design and architecture has never wavered,” says Raul de Armas, principal. Highlights of this dedication span the urban landscape, including: • The award-winning … Continued

Eataly to Anchor $100 million Manulife Centre Redevelopment

Adding 35,000 ft² of new space to the retail complex at Bay and Bloor, a $100 million redevelopment of Toronto’s Manulife Centre has been announced. The expanded—and extensively reconfigured— retail podium will also be home to Canada’s first Eataly location, with the enormously popular Italian food market set to occupy a 50,000 ft² space. Targeting … Continued

Thinking Outside the Cube

A DRAMATIC RETAIL NEWCOMER of cubic proportions has come to Manhattan’s 42nd Street commercial corridor. Known as the Cubes, the project flanks the western edge of a through-block plaza at 120 West 42nd Street between Avenue of the Americas and Broadway. Its design employs several distinct boxes shifted in relation to one another while maintaining the uniformity … Continued

Actors Fund expands at 729 Seventh Avenue

Himmel + Meringoff announced that The Actor’s Fund of America has expanded at 729 Seventh Avenue, increasing its office space by 50 percent from 22,400 s/f to 33,600 s/f. The organization will remain at the building into 2030. Founded in 1882, The Actor’s Fund is a national human services organization serving thousands of professionals in … Continued

The Actors Fund Expands at 729 Seventh Avenue; Extends Lease to 2030

Himmel + Meringoff announced today that The Actors Fund of America has expanded at 729 Seventh Avenue, increasing its office space by 50 percent from 22,400 square feet to 33,600 square feet. With the addition announced today, the organization will remain at the building into 2030. Founded in 1882, The Actors Fund is a national … Continued

Rockefeller renews 210,000 s/f lease with world’s largest law firm

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has completed a 210,000 s/f lease extension at 1221 Avenue of the Americas, the Rockefeller Group skyscraper. The firm has occupied space in the midtown building since 1992 and extended its existing lease for floors 23 through 26, as well as a portion of the building’s concourse-level, through April … Continued

Park Avenue Tower Upgrade Targets the Millennial Tenant

Years of patience, $70 million and a lighter design aesthetic have given a 1960s Park Avenue tower a new identity and the power to command higher rents. The building owner, Vornado Realty Trust, has jettisoned the lobby’s stodgy browns and greens for brighter tones of travertine stone and white marble. A half dozen terraces, with … Continued

330 Madison Avenue

  Over-cladding the façade of a 1960s high rise with a modern curtain wall system improves performance, appearance, and property value. Building owners in Manhattan have always looked for ways to make their buildings more marketable to keep occupancy rates high while matching the bottom line for effective returns on their investments. Toward that end, … Continued

MdeAS Brings Modern Prestige to 90 Park Avenue

Architecture firm MdeAS announces the completion of a transformative lobby renovation at 90 Park Avenue that has been integral in repositioning the property – a 41-story, 1-million-square-foot modernist tower owned by Vornado Realty Trust– for the 21st century. Located within a two-minute walk from Grand Central Terminal, 90 Park has been updated to offer a … Continued