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315 PAS Gets Lobby Revamp As Part of Building-Wide Renovation

Columbia Property Trust has completed a transformation of the lobby of 315 Park Ave. South, its 20-story Midtown South office building. Architecture firm Gensler and the Atlanta-based REIT reimagined the 3,000-square-foot lobby as part of a building-wide capital improvement program.

The lobby’s interior walls were clad with white glass panels and exposed columns were covered in white intumescent paint.  Daylight-style lighting was embedded throughout the white ceiling, and a marble security desk was installed, along with stainless steel access gates and interior doors.

Columbia is renovating 315 Park South with L&L Holding Company, which Columbia has engaged to help lease and manage the property. Nearing completion, the renovation includes new building entries and upgrades to the retail façade, as well as a separate entrance for the new Equinox luxury fitness club. In January, Columbia signed Morningstar subsidiary PitchBook to two floors at the 334,000-square-foot property.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).