U.S. Tobacco Company Building
In 2016 the building received a prize as an outstanding building in its category
In 1970 Lasa Marmo supplied marble of the trade category LASA VENATO®™ for the cladding of the entire exterior façades of the 15,000 square metre office complex for the planned new headquarters of the U.S. Tobacco Company in Greenwich (Connecticut), in the USA. Two striking separate office buildings were erected: a round office tower and a rectangular office building.
After the Tobacco Company moved out in 2006, the property was converted by the new owner into a multifunctional office building complex and now bears the name of the same address "100 West Putnam Avenue".
Due to an extension in the form of a curved glass façade, the previously separate parts of the building received a new connecting atrium and a common lobby. Large parts of the four-storey exterior façades, exposed to wind and weather for more than 30 years, can now be found without difficulty in the interior of the building via the new extension. The two formerly separate buildings and their 30 metre high façades made of Lasa Marble are now connected by the newly created glass sky bridges.
The atrium itself serves not only as an architecturally impressive reception area, but also combines amenities such as a concierge service, a café, a fitness centre, charging stations for electric vehicles and more. Situated in an important location on one of the city's most prestigious streets, the new owner used the newly created atrium as a visual link to the Greenwich business district to create a new centrally located attractive office and service centre.
In 2016, the building on 100 West Putnam Avenue received the distinguished "TOBY" award (The Outstanding Building of the Year), a BOMA (Building Owners and Management Association) prize for the most outstanding building of the year in the 100,000 - 249,999 square foot category.