Google – Roof Terrace
Talisen Construction had the privilege of working on one of New York City’s most historic buildings. At 111 Eighth Avenue there stands an Art Deco building that spans the entire block from 15th Street to 16th Street. Lusby Simpson from Abbott, Merkt & Co. designed the building, which was erected in 1932. Steeped in history, the building was previously known as the Commerce Building of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In fact, prior to the construction of the World Trade Center, it was the Port Authority Head Quarters.
Google purchased this building in 2010, converting it into it’s NYC corporate headquarters. After completing numerous projects including Stair J and both 8th and 9th Avenue side elevators + lobbies, Talisen went to work on the rooftop. The space was previously not being utilized and was designed by HLW to be a welcoming and relaxing space for Googlers to work and socialize. When completed the terrace utilized adjustable wooden benches, new glass parapet, updated landscaping and greenery, and magnificent views of the NYC skyline and Hudson River!
111 Eighth Avenue