The Brandt Organization, a major real estate landowner, was looking for a tenant for a prominent corner site they own on the Upper West Side. In soliciting a tenant, they received and accepted a proposal from Apple that involved the demolition of the existing structure and the development of a new retail building. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the new Apple Store included a full glass-enclosed structure, spiral glass staircase and a notable street presence.
Commercial + Retail
Perry Capital is a major financial services firm based in New York with offices in Hong Kong and London. The company sought to move to a new location to accommodate its growth and future needs. After considering several options, the firm decided on leasing two, interconnecting floors that total 70,000 sf in Midtown Manhattan. The contemporary installation featured video-conference centers linking offices across the globe, a trading floor, conference rooms, and a fitness center. Of critical importance to the project was establishing a reliable, 24/7 back-up system for the firm’s trading facilities.
Located at the intersection of the New York State Thruway and the Cross County Parkway in Westchester County, Cross County Shopping Center represents one of the largest grossing retail developments in the country. To draw more upscale businesses, the Cross County Shopping Center embarked on a $250 million multi-phase renovation and expansion project. The program involved the redevelopment of the 71-acre retail center, including a 75,000-square foot addition to the existing Macy’s department store and a new structured parking facility. Each of the fifteen retail buildings underwent architectural enhancements to the public spaces, including new plantings, lighting, fountains, and seating and play areas for younger children.