New renderings from Architecture Plus Information reveal lush amenity spaces and exterior upgrades at 780 Third Avenue, a 50-story office tower in Manhattan’s Midtown East. Nuveen Real Estate, the building’s current owner, has invested around $40 million to create what it calls a green oasis for new and existing tenants.
Led by New York-based design studio Architecture Plus Information, also known as A+I, the building will feature a 12,000 square foot publicly accessible park with decorative planters and a walkable skylight above of a new restaurant. The building’s lobby will also be outfitted with an assortment of planters and a full-service coffee bar.
Tenants will also have access to “The Clearing,” a private working lounge for tenants and select members located one level below the lobby. On the same floor, conference rooms with 8 to 20 seats will be privatized and will offer catering. The entire lower level can be rented for private events by both building tenants and the public.
A new fitness center will also debut on the lower level of the building.
“All of CBRE is honored to have been a part of this vision from day one and now 4 years later to see it come to life is truly amazing,” said Paul Amrich, CBRE Vice President, who manages all commercial leasing and marketing for possession. “The lineup and timing of the unveiling couldn’t be better with the much-appreciated weather and the employees excited to be back in a new office experience.”
The building’s new restaurant will be operated by DMK and David Morton of The Morton’s Steakhouse family and will feature local cuisine. On the ground floor, DMK will also operate a small retail store offering seasonal take-out food, pottery, wines, craft beer and spirits.
After the project’s completion in June, the building will debut as The Gardens at 780. The new restaurant, Arable Coffee and The Clearing, are set to open in July.
“The gardens at 780 will provide tenants with a model post-pandemic work environment in the heart of Midtown East,” said Brian Wallick, director of office and life sciences at Nuveen Real Estate. “We are thrilled to continue to raise the bar for the future of work in New York City and welcome tenants to The Gardens at 780.”
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