The team was committed to developing an energy-efficient and environmental-friendly facility that would add a new dimension to Manhattan. The existing prototype lackluster architectural parking garage was to be converted into an iconic architectural landmark – both night and day. The building was designed to meet all applicable energy codes and sustainable materials were to be used for both the exterior and interior.
Designed for the first floor was a NHL regulation size rink and practice rink, café/kitchen, skate rental, fitness center, locker room and a Zamboni/garage shop. The second-floor sports balcony seating, private dining, a conference room, sports bar, and lounge.