Columbus Center

New York, New York, 1987

Columbus Center, a winning proposal for the redevelopment of the New York Coliseum site, is situated on four acres at Columbus Circle, adjacent to Central Park. The project incorporates offices, residences, a hotel, a retail center, and a cinema complex. The offices include the headquarters of Salomon Brothers and its state-of-the-art trading center. The organization of the complex, the network of public areas, and the placement of public spaces are designed to reinforce the civic image of Columbus Circle and to enhance the public life of the street. Two towers set back in a V-shape surround a 190-foot garden atrium. A great galleria follows the curve of Columbus Circle. Secondary tower-like facets comparable in scale to the apartment towers along Central Park West form a transition between the urban scale of the Upper West side and Midtown. Setbacks in the two main towers accommodate five-story greenhouses that provide an amenity for the office workers and create a strong visual connection with Central Park.

Project Type: Mixed Use

Client: Boston Properties, Salomon Brothers

Size: 5647000


Associate Architect - Emory Roth & Sons