CBRE provided details on the renovation of 285 Madison, including interior and exterior upgrades such as a new lobby and elevator vestibule
, new elevators, new bathrooms, new storefronts, and restoration to the exterior facade; all-new base building systems, including new elevator machinery and cabs, fiber-optic internet service, new backup generators for life safety systems, high-efficiency HVAC systems, and updated electrical distribution; and a stellar amenity package including landscaped roof deck, tenant lounge, fitness center with showers, bike room, and new white tablecloth restaurant.
Mock ups were also created and performance tested for the facade, elevator vestibule
, elevator cabin, and bathroom.
I grew up with it," Jane Kummel says as we step from the white elevator vestibule
of downtown's Tessera into a private world exploding with bay views, English antiques and nonstop color.
At the elevator vestibule
, the hatchway doors had a mirrored finish, which was retained selectively to highlight a symmetrical design.
"We've also reclad the columns in a polished steel and added a rose colored wood accent on the walls and in the elevator vestibule
." The final touch will be the installation of a new canopy at the 49th Street entrance, which will give it "more prominence."
New paint and elevator vestibules
, improved lighting, and directional signage provide the five-star hotel feeling KBS hoped to achieve.
Effective locations for video surveillance cameras include entrances and exits, stairwells, and elevator vestibules
. Color, digital cameras should be used because they are vastly superior to black-and-white and analog cameras for quality of images.
The building offers a residents lounge, library, gym, rooftop terrace, yoga studio, private elevator vestibules
, concierge services and on-site parking.