Duke 42

Named one of the twenty most significant buildings in the city by “Architecture in Detail: New York”

The Ryder Construction team was pleased to provide the construction management services for this award winning project including all the façade lighting.

The New 42nd Street Studios is an unusual project reinterpreting the purpose of the Times Square Entertainment District. The large public project was intended to get new economic benefits from New York’s famously glitzy Times Square – giving it meaning beyond re-created kitsch. In place of the conventional Times Square neon, the entire façade is an abstract collage of color and light that signals its use as a creative “factory” for the performing arts. Perforated metal blades and dichroic glass create pattern and color by day. At night, theatrical lights play over the facade in an infinitely variable sequence of colors. [Light + Sound America 2007]

The New 42nd Street Studios has been exhibited at New York’s Urban Center as one of the city’s thirty most distinguished buildings built during the last thirty years. New York Magazine included it in “The New York Canon.” It was also featured in numerous publications, including Marcia Reiss’s book, Architecture in Detail: New York, where it was named as one of the twenty most significant buildings in the city, and Peter Hyatt’s Great Glass Buildings. [PBDW Architects]

Awards
2002 National Association of Architects/ AIA Honor Award

2001 New York State Association of Architects/ AIA Design Award

2001 New York Chapter Association of Architects/ AIA Design Award

2003 AISC Innovative Design and Excellence in Architecture with Steel Award

2001 Illuminating Engineering Society of North America International Illumination Design Award

2001 Illuminating Engineering Society of North America NY Section Lumen Award of Merit

2001 Illuminating Engineering Society of North America LA Section Lumen West Award of Merit

2001 International Association of Lighting Designers Special Citation IALD Award

Architect
Platt Byard Dovell White Architects

Lighting Designer
Anne Militello

Developer
The New 42nd Street