660 Fifth Avenue
Major Renovation Underway for Midtown Office Tower
A 39-story office tower, located at 660 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan is currently undergoing a major renovation. Owner and developer, Brookfield Properties, started work on the building's transformation in 2020. It will completely replace the old facade, lobby, and elevators, and upgrade existing infrastructure.
The most obvious and visible progress at this time is the recladding work. Workers are carefully removing the higher sections of the old facade. These will soon be replaced by an entirely new facade, designed by the lead renovation architect, Kohn Pedersen Fox. It will consist of sleek glass windows, showcasing the tower's concrete superstructure. According to Brookfield Properties, "The stunning new façade will be re-clad in 11x19 ft single-pane glass units, making them the largest ever used on a redevelopment in New York City."
660 Fifth Avenue was formerly addressed as 666 Fifth Avenue. It was originally designed by architect, Carson & Lundin, and built for Tishman Realty and Construction in 1957. Renovation of the 1.25 million sqft tower is expected to cost $400 million, and work is likely to complete in 2022.