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Nordstrom Unveils Renderings for Columbus Circle Flagship

By Maya Rajamani | February 16, 2016 10:22am
 Nordstrom’s new flagship store near Columbus Circle will span four properties and include a seven-level tower enveloped by glass “waveforms,” the retailer said.
Nordstrom's Flagship Store
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MIDTOWN — Nordstrom’s new flagship store near Columbus Circle will span four buildings and include a wavy glass façade facing West 57th Street, the retailer revealed.

Renderings of its new store on Broadway, between West 57th and West 58th streets, depict a main glass tower featuring seven floors of retail space and a central atrium that maintains the “landmark façade” of what was once 1780 Broadway, the company said.

The flagship will also include an 8,000-square-foot retail space at street level at 5 Columbus Circle that connects to the main building, with a rebuilt façade that “evoke[s] the historic design of the original building.”

Additionally, four retail floors will sit inside 1776 Broadway, with a West 57th Street entrance, and 43,000 square feet of space will fill 3 Columbus Circle, where Nordstrom’s men’s store will be located.

Visitors will be able to walk directly between the tower, 1776 Broadway and 5 Columbus Circle, officials said.

“In this amazing city of art, culture and fashion, we hoped to create a design that amplifies New York City’s creative energy,” said Dawn Clark, vice president of store design and architecture for Nordstrom.  

"We think the modern exterior glass design combined with the historical renovations honor both the past and future of Manhattan,” Nordstrom co-president Pete Nordstrom added.

In total, the flagship will occupy 363,000 square feet of space, according to the retailer.

The store is slated to open in 2019.