215 Park Avenue South, 1901
New York, NY 10003
212 962 6307

JPMorgan Chase Global Headquarters

New York, NY

Program

Office, Public Plaza

Client

JPMorgan Chase

Collaborators

Collaborating Design Architect: Foster and Partners

Architect of Record: Adamson Associates

Structure: Severud

Landscape: Ken Smith Workshop

MEP: JB&B

Hospitality: Union Square Hospitality Group

Size

2.5M GSF

Status

Under Construction

PAU’s founder Vishaan Chakrabarti serves as Collaborating Architect for the new 2.5 million sf global headquarters for JPMorgan Chase at 270 Park Avenue, the design of which was led by longtime friend and colleague Lord Norman Foster of Thames Bank. This rich collaboration touches on every aspect of the building’s design from its inception; including concept design, structural logic, blocking and stacking, material choices, artist selection, lighting, skyline expression, and interior design. The building earns its place among New York’s great skyscrapers by channeling the traditions of the Empire State, Chrysler, and Seagram buildings while forging an enduring new language about the future of New York, Terminal City, and the workplace of the future.

The concept for the new design was to create a timeless addition to Park Avenue, which celebrates the city’s iconic architectural history and serves as a powerful new symbol for the next generation of office towers in New York. Using a state-of-the-art structural system to negotiate the site constraints below and at ground level, the innovative fan-column structure and triangular bracing allow the building to touch the ground lightly across the entire block. By lifting the building about 80 feet/24 meters off the ground, it extends the viewpoint from the Park Avenue entrance through to Madison Avenue.

270 Park Avenue will be New York City’s largest all-electric skyscraper with net zero operational emissions, exceptional indoor air quality that exceeds the highest standards in sustainability, health and wellness, and will be 100% powered by renewable energy sourced from a New York State hydroelectric plant. The project also recycled, reused or upcycled 97% of the building materials from the demolition – far exceeding the 75% requirement of the leading green building standard. The building will use state-of-the-art building technology and AI systems to ensure it operates as efficiently as possible. 

Additionally, JPMorgan Chase is partnering with experts, including Director of Harvard University’s Healthy Buildings program Dr. Joseph Allen, wellness expert Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Union Square Hospitality Group’s Danny Meyer to create a world-class wellness and hospitality experience for employees, clients and visitors that will help define the modern workplace with 21st century infrastructure, smart technology and collaborative space that can easily adapt to the future of work