740 8TH AVE

Designed for Boston Properties, 740 Eighth Avenue is a 900,000 square foot office tower between 46 th and 45 th Streets on the West side of Manhattan just west of the Imperial Theater. One of the design team’s greatest challenges on this project was reconciling a desire for a highly efficient office floor plate with a challenging site.   The zoning site is a combination of lots and transferred air rights from the Theater District.   Not all of the lots west of the Imperial Theater were included in our site so the result was a staggered zoning lot.   The shape of the lot translated directly into our tower form, creating the two bar form that rises to over 600 feet.

Project Info

Location: New York City

Office: 900,000 SF / 83600 SQ M

Project in collaboration with KPF