Turning a Staid Government Building Into Trendy Downtown Office
AmTrust plans to renovate 250 Broadway, a 1960s office tower, and a secondary one on Park Place. They want new amenity spaces with a hospitality feel, featuring light wood walls and marble floors in the hopes of attracting new kinds of tenants and bring employees back to the office.
“State-of-the-art technology will be woven with rich natural finishes,” said Benita Welch, an architect at Gerner, Kronick + Valcarcel who’s overseeing the design of the renovation. “In a post-pandemic world, we’re all trying to find spaces for gathering and healing. We get together for the energy that can happen in collaborative work areas.”