Set to complete in 2025, the 1,388-foot-tall tower will become New York’s largest “all-electric” building, according to Foster + Partners, the architects behind the design.
A digital impression of Park Avenue’s future skyscraper. Credit: Foster+Partners
A series of digital renderings, released last week, show the tower’s stepped form soaring over Midtown Manhattan. In a joint press release, JPMorgan Chase and Foster + Partners said the skyscraper will achieve “net zero operational emissions” — in part, by using power from a state hydroelectric plant.
Other energy-efficient design features include triple-glazed windows and systems for storing and reusing water that can reduce usage by 40%. The tower will also make use of “intelligent building technology” by employing sensors to monitor and reduce energy consumption.
Construction work has already commenced at the site, which was once home to the 708-foot Union Carbide Building. The architects say that 97% of the building materials from the tower’s predecessor will be “recycled, reused or upcycled.” The new design also promises more than double the amount of ground-level outdoor space at the address, complete with a public plaza and widened sidewalks.
The design is expected to have more than double the amount of ground-level outdoor space than its predecessor at the address, the Union Carbide Building. Credit: Foster+Partners
“The unique design rises to the challenge of respecting the rhythm and distinctive streetscape of Park Avenue, while accommodating the vital transport infrastructure of the city below,” he is quoted as saying. “The result is an elegant solution where the architecture is the structure, and the structure is the architecture, embracing a new vision that will serve JPMorgan Chase now and well into the future.”
Located at 270 Park Avenue, the project is part of a wider transformation of New York’s Midtown East neighborhood. Credit: Foster+Partners
The lobby of the new tower, which will house up to 14,000 employees across 2.5 million square feet. Credit: Foster+Partners
The design offers occupants various “wellness” facilities, including air filtration systems, a health and fitness center, indoor greenery and “touchless” technology.