Carnegie Hall Tower

New York, New York

This 60-story skyscraper in midtown Manhattan was completed in 1991. It’s wedged into a very narrow portion of 57th Street near Carnegie Hall and the famous Russian Tea Room. World-renown architect Cesar Pelli & Associates designed the building, as well as the main lobby and tenant floor bathrooms.
Most of the light comes from a backlit perforated-metal vaulted ceiling. Decorative fixtures mirror the design of architectural elements at the top of the building. The design team also asked for input about tenant floor bathroom lighting. That resulted in a modification of a fixture type that was in widespread use at the time. It became a standard offering for many fixture companies over the next several years.