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World Apparel Center


Type:        Office & Retail

Size:         1,200,000 sf

Location:  New York, USA

Design:    Gregory de Riquelme

                 as Lead Architect

                 at Gensler


The project consisted in the repositioning of a 42-storey/152m high office skyscraper from the late 60s into a highly desirable Class-A property. To enhance the image of the building a new modern and efficient facade system with bigger window panels was developed to replace the outworn facade, further increasing the value of the space. To avoid a mayor rent out-fall a system had to be developed allowing the facade renewal to work with the tenant in place.