Near completion of Tiffany & Co.’s groundbreaking expansion at 727 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan

Work is nearing completion on the expansion of the 11-storey flagship Tiffany & Co. store at 727 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by OMA partners Shohei Shigematsu and Jake Forster with interiors by Peter Marino Architects, the project involves building a three-story, glass-clad addition over the parapet of the 72-year-old commercial building and renovating the interiors and arts. Modern interface. CallisonRTKL is the recording engineer, Mace is the owner’s representative, and Structure Tone is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street.

Since our last update in early January, the construction elevator has been removed from the north side of the property, leaving a strip to be filled in with the glass facade. This new exterior partition consists of 49 glass panels with aluminum sides, three sliding doors, two single-leaf glass floors on the eighth floor, and 69 recessed glass panels with post-keel elements and aluminum panels on the tenth and eleventh floors. A wraparound terrace will sit below the addition and serve as an exhibition, event, and client space surrounded by a perimeter of shrubs.

Tiffany & Co. Photography by Michael Young

Tiffany & Co. Photography by Michael Young

Tiffany & Co. Photography by Michael Young

Tiffany & Co. Photography by Michael Young

Tiffany & Co. Photography by Michael Young

Tiffany & Co. Photography by Michael Young

Tiffany & Co. Photography by Michael Young

Tiffany & Co. Photography by Michael Young

New windows have been installed among the clean stone.

Tiffany & Co. Photography by Michael Young

The metal scaffolding covering the second through eighth floors has also been removed and replaced with two flat banners that hang on the window grilles.

Tiffany & Co. Photography by Michael Young

Tiffany & Co. Photography by Michael Young

A watch can now be observed at the western elevation.

Tiffany & Co. Photography by Michael Young

Below are two views showing the different angles of the building and its vertical transition from the heavy stone casing to the lighter glass box.

View Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue Flagship (727 Fifth Avenue) expansion. Courtesy of OMA New York

Tiffany's flagship Fifth Avenue expansion show (727 Fifth Avenue) - Courtesy of OMA New York;  Bloomimages.de

View Tiffany’s Expansion on Fifth Avenue at 727 Fifth Avenue. Courtesy of OMA New York

Construction of 727 Fifth Avenue is likely to be completed by the end of the year.

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