One Vanderbilt

One Vanderbilt, a 59-story, 1.6 million-square-foot commercial tower rising alongside Grand Central Terminal, is the most significant new transit-oriented development in Midtown Manhattan. AKRF prepared a VISWALK pedestrian simulation of the building’s planned connections to Grand Central Terminal, 42nd Street Shuttle, and future East Side Access concourse, and is currently building a multi-floor VISWALK pedestrian microsimulation model for the observation deck lobby and observation deck experience space, including elevators, escalators, viewing areas, and interactive areas. AKRF first prepared the Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to CEQR for One Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt Corridor, addressing a series of complex planning and environmental issues and extensive developer-funded transit improvements.

Learn more about the project in KPF’s story: “One Vanderbilt: 100 Years in the Making.”

(Images courtesy of One Vanderbilt Development, SL Green Realty Corp.)

Awards & Honors
  • 2018 AIA New York Urban Design Merit Award
  • 2016 The Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
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