Interior design firm Mancini Duffy has completed the transformation of Normandy Real Estate Partners’ 35-story, 749,040 square-foot office high-rise, 575 Lexington Avenue.
Normandy acquired the property from Silverstein Properties in 2012 for $360 million — $56 million less than Silverstein Properties paid for it in 2006
The interior renovation included creating an inviting lobby, new storefront, grand entrance, state-of-the-art elevator cabs, and a high-definition media wall.
575 Lexington Avenue was Mancini Duffy’s first collaboration with Normandy and now the firm is working on the renovation of another building in the developer’s portfolio, 125 W. 25th Street.
Mancini Duffy’s updated design features a two-story entryway, whose exterior canopy extends inward and acts as a ceiling for the interior lobby, creating a continuous connection between the indoor/outdoor spaces of the building. The bright, new entryway opens up the exterior of the ground-floor retail space, while paying homage to the dark glass façade above. Inside, the lobby is accentuated by a high-definition media wall which displays natural landscapes and programs geared towards clients andspecial occasions.
Interior and exterior finishes and materials used included white quartzite stone, statuary marble, wood, veneer, stainless steel, and high-end light fixtures.
Images courtesy Normandy Real Estate Partners