425 Park Avenue

L&L Holding Company

Norman Foster

Architectural Competition

425 Park Avenue is the first full-block office development on Manhattan’s Park Avenue in nearly 50 years.  Located in the heart of the Plaza District, the epicenter of Manhattan’s office market, this trophy asset, developed by L&L and designed by Lord Normon Foster, will bring features wholly unique to Manhattan office space, and will define the 21stCentury Office Building.  With approximately 670,000 rentable square feet, finished ceiling heights of 9.5’, 14.5’ and 41’featuring floor to ceiling glass, a club floor with collaborative space, gardens and views of the Park, 425 Park Avenue will be a bespoke office building that will serve as the standard bearer for the workplace of the future.

L&L was founded in 2000 by David Levinson and Robert Lapidus to focus on developing Class A office space.  With a portfolio of over 5 million square feet of Class A office properties in NYC, the company has an established reputation for “re-imagining buildings”  and bringing aged buildings in great locations to modern office standards.  The company’s portfolio consists of over 5 million square feet of Class A office properties in NYC and includes renowned projects such as 200 Fifth Avenue, which won the BOMA Renovated Building of the Year Award and was the first NYC landmarked building to achieve LEED Gold status.

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Foster + Partners, led by Norman Foster, is one of the most innovative architecture design practices in the world.  Based in London, with studios worldwide, the practice has an international reach, with buildings on six continents.  Since its inception in 1967 it has received more than 650 awards for excellence and won over 100 national and international competitions.

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In May 2012, L&L Holding Company invited eleven architects to submit Request for Qualifications.  Nine Pritzker Prize winning architects chose to compete for the opportunity to design 425 Park Avenue and leave their mark on the New York City skyline.  Four finalists (Foster & Partners, Rogers Strik Harbour & Partners, OMA and Zaha Hadid) created and presented conceptual designs in July of 2012. From the final four, Foster & Partners was named the winner of the architecture competition in October of 2012.

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