Photos: © Nikole Koenig

J.T. Magen completes renovation of 815,000 square foot Ruben Companies in One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza.

This superb tower rises fifty stories into the New York skyline, offering unobstructed views to the north and south as well as magnificent East River views, and is situated at the crossroads of the business and diplomatic worlds. 

A beautiful, dramatic, memorable place for people to come to work, and visitors to visit. We’re recreating a landmark asset that will be in our family for decades more.

— Richard Ruben, CEO of Ruben Companies

At each entry, a bronze, solid-panel wall defines the edges and it then slowly dematerializes toward the center of the lobby. As the wall opens up, it translates into a series of individually twisted fins, resulting in a dramatic, rhythmic experience and a visual moire effect.


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Project Facts

Ruben Companies
Address: One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, 885 Second Avenue, New York, NY
Size: 815,000 sq. ft.
Architect: STUDIOS
MEPS engineer: Goldman Copeland Associates

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