1 Fifth Avenue

Mezzanine Renovation

One Fifth, with its Gothic Art Deco style, acts as a beacon on Fifth Avenue. Its strong massing and elegant detailing are very impressive; however, the entry sequence and interiors had been compromised over the years with the lobby’s mezzanine level obstructed from site with solid infill walls between the carved wood columns. It was time to restore the lobby’s beauty, opening the mezzanine to infuse light and provide a flexible amenity space.

What was previously an office, meeting room and storage was to become an open Building amenity space with kitchenette.

ECA transformed the mezzanine so it could be used as a multipurpose room to be rented by the Co-Op’s residents. Removing the infill walls between the columns, ECA replaced them with acoustical tempered glass that allowed for a visual connection from the lobby below to Fifth Avenue. Original detailing was restored and enhanced. Privacy was achieved with black out shades around the perimeter of the mezzanine.

photography: ©2019 Amy Barkow Photo