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December 14, 2016

Look Building

November 27, 2016

Originally built in 1950 as the headquarters for Look Magazine this landmarked building is known for its minimalist aesthetic and ribbon windows.

Hill West redesigned the Look Building’s lobby, entry canopy, and the commercial base through careful interpretation, rather than restoration of the historic original which has been altered in renovations of the 1990’s.

Taking inspiration from the streamlined Art Moderne aesthetic, the designers created a canopy and numerals that look as though they have been with the building since it was designed in the 1950s with the freshness of present day. The lobby interiors were updated and are lined with veined marble that feels both historic and timeless. The designers looked to the spacing on the mullions above the base and carried down metal bullnose mullions to tie the commercial base to the rest of the building. The retail base looks both fresh and historically appropriate with contemporary details such as frosted glass behind the retail signage.

Hill West rose to the challenge and created a modern renovation that captures the essence and spirit of the historic building.

7 Penn Plaza

November 27, 2016

Working with our affiliated interiors firm, Whitehall, Hill West created a new entry canopy and lobby for this corporate office tower.

The lobby was transformed into a 16 foot, grand space clad in honed and textured limestone. The new reception desk, wrapped in polished marble and onyx mosaic sits in a central location accentuated by a strategically dropped ceiling. Cove lighting and warm hand applied Venetian plaster finish add warmth to this serene space that is classic, clean, and fresh all at once.

The Plaza Hotel

November 27, 2016

L. Stephen Hill collaborated with Historic Preservationists, landscape architects, interior designers and developer El Ad Group to give The Plaza Hotel, at the corner of Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, a stunning renovation that included converting portions of the hotel into 282 ultra-luxurious residential condominiums.

A separate residential lobby was carved out of the ground floor that also includes a new hotel lobby, bar, and retail spaces.

Luxurious new hotel accommodations and amenities gave this historic hotel an update worthy of its world-renowned status.

We collaborate with our affiliated interiors firm, Whitehall to create holistic buildings that are as thoughtfully designed on the interior as they are on the exterior.

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