Renovations at 717 Fifth Avenue Aim to Fill Empty Space

Once known as the Corning Glass Building, 717 5th Avenue recently went through major capital improvements and tasked MKDA with creating a destination-worthy amenity center and design standards for the tenant floors. Our efforts were recently documented in an article by Commercial Observer:

The 9,000-square-foot tenant lounge on the 12th floor of 717 Fifth Avenue has been open for two months now, and judging by the din of lunchtime conversation on a recent weekday afternoon, it’s been a hit with office workers.

In addition to three conference rooms, the MKDA-designed space contains a wet bar, a row of cafeteria-style tables, clusters of upholstered living room furniture and a few plush diner booths built into the back wall. Crucially, the fan coil units that line the floor’s perimeter have been lowered to knee level, providing a more substantial view of the outside world and adding a cheery strip of daylight that had been obscured by the old waist-high units.”