The main focus is on the 36m broad and 9m wide cantilevering awning over the main entrance, which will be clad with individual precious metal elements on the underside. The various metal polishes will be alternated between matt and glossy and installed at various angles. The varying surface and the angled arrangement will mirror vehicles and pedestrians passing by which will result in a special visual effect. 4 revolving carousel doors as well as 4 double glass doors are integrated in the glass façade, consisting of 22 glass panels 2m x 8m in size. The design for the main entrance is continued for the Lexington Avenue entrance. Here, the entrance is also part of the glass façade, with various door systems and a distinctive cladding under the awning.
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