712 5th Avenue
Type: Mixed-Use, Office, Retail
Building Area: 500,000 sf
Height: 50 stories
Completion Date: 1994
Executive Architect: SLCE Architects
Design Architect: KPF & Beyer Blinder Belle
Dubbed "Limestone Alley" for architectural landmarks such as Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue now boasts a new 500,000sf, 50 story tower to add to the skyline. Predominantly sheathed in a light textured Indiana limestone skin, the stone massing of the mixed-use building extends from a five-story solid masonry base. Incorporating a new public atrium and retail arcade with the landmark Rizzoli and Coty buildings, 712 Fifth Avenue respects the scale of West 56th Street's historic preservation district. SLCE was Executive Architect for this project and successfully coordinated the huge team of designers and technical consultants.