120 Broadway – Lobby, 40th Floor, and Roof Terrace Renovation

New York, New York
United States

Completed in 1915, Lower Manhattan’s Equitable Building was once the world’s largest office building. Over 100 years later, the iconic building was due for a careful renovation to highlight landmarked neoclassical details while designing for modern office needs and high-end amenity spaces.

To restore the soaring lobby back to its original grandeur, custom chandeliers featuring an intricate design inspired by the original black iron pendants, line the block long corridor. Through the clever addition of LED sources, including concealed uplights, the modern chandeliers showcase the intricate details of the historical coffered ceiling. The pair of 34-foot tall archways were restored and upgraded through the introduction of an ornamental bronze grill, also inspired by the building’s original design, illuminated through backlit panels.

The 40th Floor and rooftop terrace, historically known as The Bankers Club, feature custom chandeliers, pendants, and wall sconces that modernize the building’s signature amenity space. The introductions of a flexible control system allows operators to select from tunable white color temperatures, as well as a rainbow of saturated and pastel colors.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Custom Luminaires
  • Corporate
  • Historic Renovation
  • 28,000 sq.ft. | 2,601 sq.m.
    $50 M
  • Beyer Blinder Belle
  • BOMA New York - Grand Pinnacle of the Year, Historical Building of the Year
  • Paúl Rivera Photography