It isn’t often when the top floor of a building pays homage to its history. But that’s what Kaufman Organization is doing with the 12th floor of 625 Broadway, the 1896 NoHo building that was once home to artists including Andy Warhol and the legendary CBGB music club.
Outpost Architecture designed & staged the 12th floor to pay homage to this center of fashion, art, and cast iron facades dating back to the 19th century. A metal blade wall that features Ben Wiseman’s lenticular bold and vibrant art mural. As viewers walk through the space, the metal blade wall unfolds and tells the story behind the changing, dynamic neighborhood, featuring key elements such as Warhol, the Broadway skyline, iconic music venue CBGB, and others.
The renovation is Kaufman’s latest move to reposition the building into premier office space. Owner ASB Real Estate Investments (ASB) named Kaufman the exclusive leasing agent for 625 Broadway in 2019. The 93,838-square-foot, 12-floor office building in SoHo was built in 1896. Earlier renovations included upgrading the elevators, installing new technology and telecommunications infrastructure and partnering with renowned architectural firm, Design Republic, to custom redesign the building lobby.
625 Broadway boasts onsite security, parking and a lobby attendant. The building also features hardwood floors, high ceilings and exposed brick.