Rudin Management Company has completed construction of the redesigned lobby and public areas of its distinctive 22-story office building at 560 Lexington Avenue, including its recently reopened subway entrance.
The multi-million dollar project, which commenced in 2014, marks yet another important milestone in the revitalization of the East Midtown business district.
The Rudin’s commissioned world-renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) to enliven the covered pedestrian space, lobby, elevators, retail storefronts and subway entrance at the 400,000-square-foot tower, located at the northwest corner of Lexington Avenue and 50th Street.
SOM sought to brighten the plaza by replacing its original dark brick and bronze-colored metal panels with a lighter palette of limestone and white granite, while enhancing the visibility and openness of the plaza with glass and steel.
Commuters walking to the 50th St. southbound side-entrance of the 51st Street