2020 Honor Awards

1271 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY

Terrazzo Contractor

D. Magnan & Co. Mount Vernon, NY


This iconic lobby is a designated New York City landmark. A masterpiece of mid-century modernism, it opened in 1959, and was designed by Rockefeller Center architect Michael Harris. The iconic Eames Time-Life chairs were created for this classic interior. During renovations, the original Venetian sand-cushion terrazzo floor was removed and a duplicate new floor was installed. Plywood templates were made to recreate the serpentine design, inspired by the sidewalks of Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach. The terrazzo design continues from the main lobby into the elevators.

Architect

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects

New York, NY

General Contractor

Turner Construction

New York, NY

Resin Supplier

Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Divider Strip Supplier

Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Company

Designer/Artist

Rockefeller Group

New York, NY

Owner

Rockefeller Group Development Corp.

New York, NY

Aggregate Supplier

Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Photographer

David Laudadio

Terrazzo Contractor

D. Magnan & Co.

Mount Vernon, NY

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