Work continues on the expansion of Tiffany & Co.’s flagship store at 727 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by OMA partners Shohei Shigematsu and Jake Forster, the span includes a three-story steel-framed structural addition that rises above the original flat roofline of the Modern Art Building of 72. years of the world famous jewelry brand. CallisonRTKL is the official architect, Peter Marino Architects takes care of the interior renovations and Structure Tone is the general contractor for the project, which now stands 11 stories tall at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street.
When we last updated in August, the first corrugated glass curtain wall panels had just started installing at the top of the extension. Since then almost all of them are in place except for a shard at the northeast corner where the construction elevator is attached.
The temporary assembly of metal scaffolding still covers the majority of the original stone facade.
Tiffany & Co. has temporarily moved its flagship product to a storefront adjacent to 6 East 57th Street during construction. The photographs below show the decorations put in place for the recent holiday season.
The design provides for 49 glass panels with aluminum profiles, three sliding doors and two single-leaf glass floors on the eighth floor, and 69 collapsed glass panels with post-traverse elements with aluminum profiles on the tenth and 11th floors of the building. . This 21st century addition is also expected to feature a wraparound outdoor patio that will serve as exhibition, event and clientele space. A perimeter of shrubs will delimit the setback. Below are street level and aerial renderings that describe the overall design and new exterior spaces.
Completion of the interiors and vertical addition was on track for the last time this spring.
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