The Textile Building at 295 Fifth Avenue, long a hub of the city’s textile industry, will soon welcome new kinds of workers. The more than 100-year-old building has undergone a massive renovation which has transformed the historic structure into a workplace for the modern office worker. Blending work and relaxation and the indoors and the outdoors, the redesigned spaces inside bring new life to the old building. On August 1st, you can step inside the Textile Building and see all the changes on a free, member-exclusive tour with Untapped New York Insiders!
Tour 295 Fifth Ave
This tour is free for Untapped New York Insiders! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today and get your first month free with code JOINUS! Insiders gain access to member-exclusive in-person and virtual events, as well as access to our on-demand archive of over 200 pre-recorded webinars! Registration for this tour opens on July 18th at noon ET.
Originally built in 1920 by notable builder George Backer, the 700,000-square-foot building was once bustling with New York City’s textile merchants. Makers of rugs, towels, linens, and more had offices and showrooms inside. Today, the Textile Building is being redeveloped by Tribeca Investment Group to fit the needs of modern office workers. The adaptive reuse project will create inviting office, amenity, and lobby spaces with a welcoming indoor-outdoor vibe. Various biophilic appear throughout the building, which boast open, light-filled areas and a tonal, earthy color palette.
On the Untapped New York Insiders tour, guests will step inside the 5,400-square-foot entry space designed by Studio Mai, an LA-based interior designer. Here, tenants will find dedicated pockets to enjoy a cup of coffee, catch up on work or socialize with colleagues and friends. Communal workspaces, jungle-esque landscaping, custom-designed furniture, and intentional “mistakes” spark a sense of playfulness. Corten steel archways and accents and reclaimed wood from a warehouse in lower Manhattan that was built in 1892 are worked into the design.
The tour will also take guests up to the new 2-story 35,000 square-foot penthouse overbuild which crowns the renovated structure. This new build activates private outdoor space. Overbuild finishes include rose-gold metal panels that mirror the existing building’s architecture and glass curtainwall finishes create significant light and air.
Tour 295 Fifth Ave
Registration opens at noon ET on July 18th! See more photos of the renovated spaces in the gallery below.
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