OMA adds iridescent glass escalator to New York’s Saks Fifth Avenue

Dutch architecture firm OMA has updated the Saks Fifth Avenue department store in Manhattan with a glass escalator that appears multicoloured from different angles.

OMA’s stair connects the ground, first and lower levels of Saks Fifth Avenue and creates a diamond-shaped atrium, with the first floor visible from the ground level.

The glass panels that form the escalator railings and balustrade of the stair are coated with an iridescent dichroic film. This means the glass changes colour when viewed from different angles in the flagship, located at 611 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

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