Lever Club will bring a new dining and lounge option to Lever House tenants after renovation

March 28, 2022

Rendering ©TMRW

In January, 6sqft reported the $100 million renovation of the landmarked Midtown Lever House skyscraper, led by the building’s original architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), had begun. On Monday it was announced the redeveloped Manhattan icon will be home to Lever Club, an exclusive restaurant and lounge for tenants. The new venue will span the building’s entire third floor and have 15,000 square feet of outdoor terrace space.

A statement from WatermanClark, LLC and Brookfield Properties revealed that the restaurant/lounge will also offer a conference venue and will offer food and beverage services to the building’s tenant floors. Design consultation will be provided by Los Angeles-based architecture firm Marmol Radziner.

Lever Club will feature a central bar area with lounge and cafe seating surrounding it. The venue will have a dining room, outdoor garden spaces, and conference rooms for private events. A cafe will offer building tenants fast, healthy meals and snacks on-the-go during workday hours.

Lever Club’s interiors will be designed to transition from day to evening with luxurious details like dark textiles, honed green stone walls and floors and rosewood paneling. Landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand will plant birch trees in terrace planters.

“From the beginning, we felt that the design of Lever Club should feel like a sympathetic insertion within the iconic curtain wall of the building,” Ron Radziner, Design Partner at Marmol Radziner, said in a statement.

“It was important to us that the design respond intelligently and reverently to the building while also creating a real sense of comfort, warmth, and luxury. We studied the modernist masters and Gordon Bunshaft’s own personal residence when conceiving of the design—a series of paneled volumes set within the glass perimeter, taking advantage of the views and access to the most epically-sited outdoor terrace in the city.”

The iconic building’s revitalization project will bring modern updates to its ground-floor public plaza and lobby. Many of the building’s original details will be restored while mechanical systems will be updated to bring the iconic skyscraper into the 21st century. Renovations are expected to be finished in early 2023.


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