Looks like the iconic Lipstick Building - designed by International style chameleon Philip Johnson and formerly occupied by Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff - is due for a new coat of facepaint. Er, reconstructive surgery. Newmark Knight Frank has been named the exclusive listing agent for the 34-story Midtown tower, hiring Moed de Armas & Shannon to prettify the lobby and heavyweight architecture firm Gensler to build out the tenant spaces, ranging from 3,300 to 5,000 square feet. The nickname-birthing stacked bands of red granite and stainless steel on the exterior will remain unharmed.
· All Lipstick Building coverage [Curbed]