Articles Archive for 10 April 2012
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In 1964, the lobby of the Empire State Building was redecorated. In 2007, the architecture firm Beyer Blinder and Belle was hired to put it back.
“There was a Lycra ceiling,” Richard Metsky, the firm’s lead designer, said with a dramatic pause. “Florescent lights.” Today, the lobby has been returned to the recess-lit grandeur of another era.
Metsky spoke at a NAIOP-sponsored breakfast forum, where panelists made their case for restoring and re-using existing buildings as part of ongoing development.