Originally designed by Herts & Tallant, the landmark New Amsterdam Theatre was home to the Ziegfeld Follies. The landmarked interiors are distinguished by mural paintings, intricate sculpture, decorative panels, and carved oak and plaster moldings. All elements were painstakingly restored or, in some cases, completely recreated from drawings, photographs, and descriptions. The building incorporates the main 1,800-seat theater, bars and lounges, a theatrical space and adjoins an office tower which is partially used for additional concession space and restrooms on each level of the theater. The New Amsterdam is a permanent venue for Disney's Broadway shows.
In addition to overseeing all of the sensitive restoration work, Tishman managed the installation of all new elevators, HVAC and electrical systems, plumbing, and fire-protection equipment into walls and ceilings never designed to accommodate such technology.