225 Broadway: Exterior Recladding

In this proposal, the existing solid masonry façade of 225 Broadway, originally built in 1927, is cladded over by a new energy-efficient rain screen façade.

The new façade celebrates the building’s privileged location at the entrance to City Hall Park, correcting the building’s deteriorated weather resistance and significantly improving its thermal performance. The new façade consists of aluminum panels over continuous insulation and a vapor barrier, with high-performance windows that sit flush to the surface. Subtly influenced by the neighboring Woolworth Building, fluted articulations give its surface striking texture while its color dynamically changes with the sky.

Show Facts

Located in Manhattan’s Financial District, one block south of the Woolworth Building


United Equities Company

PCF&P Services

Exterior envelope

lead designer

Ian Bader

Project Credits

Images: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, PCF&P