Bespoke architectural graphics for a groundbreaking LEED-certified complex in the heart of the city.
The Bank of America headquarters joins the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings as one of Manhattan's tallest skyscrapers. The sign program draws on the cultural and commercial character of Bryant Park, a busy oasis in the heart of the city. For Manhattan's "greenest" skyscraper, signs are crafted from recycled materials and utilize energy-efficient lighting. The selection of classic, modernist lettering styles make the sign system distinctive within the Bank’s headquarters, throughout the restored Stephen Sondheim Theatre, and down the pedestrian arcade that links the two properties. The Stephen Sondheim Theatre, a sparkling state of the art performance space that utilizes the historic building’s 1918 neo-Georgian brick and terracotta facade. One of the earliest major theaters in Midtown, Ingalls and Wilder’s has been brought into the twenty-first century with state-of-the-art materials and platinum-LEED commitment to sustainable architecture and environmental responsibility. The project has been planned in collaboration with the Durst Organization and Cook + Fox Architects (See a short video about the philosophy behind this innovative building here.)