Ziegler Cooper has teamed with Sydness Architects of New York for the redevelopment of this iconic building. The first phase of the redevelopment consists of the removal of the old Western Union building to yield additional rentable space. The structure was still in use as an electrical switch station at the time the 700 Louisiana building was designed, so it was vaulted within the low-rise portion of the current building. Now that it is no longer in use, an upscale restaurant will sit in its footprint at ground floor.
The new articulation of the building at street level introduces a more public face by breaking up the monolithic façade along Louisiana and Capitol Streets. Entrée to the open mezzanine, and the full-height glass interior walls of phase two will provide dramatic, light-filled new work space.
Read more about this exciting new redevelopment project here.