75 Rockefeller Plaza Wins BD+C Reconstruction Award

75 Rockefeller Plaza received an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Reconstruction Awards. One of the longest-running reconstruction project awards programs (34 years), BD+C’s Reconstruction Awards honor the nation’s best historic preservation, adaptive reuse, renovation, and reconstruction projects, based on overall design, engineering, and construction project quality.

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Woolworth Starts off Archtober

The Woolworth building will be the first “Building of the Day” celebrating this year’s Archtober. Archtober (ärk’tōbər) is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, the annual festival of architecture tours, lectures, films, and exhibitions taking place during October.<!–more–>

The <strong>Woolworth Tower Residences</strong> is an extraordinary conversion of the iconic Woolworth Building’s top 30 floors into 33 luxury residential condominiums, including a five-level penthouse dubbed the “townhome in the sky.” Work at this National Historic Landmark involves façade restoration, gut renovation, and structural reconstruction of core elevator shafts and stairwells from floors 29-58; new MEP infrastructure; new ground-floor entrance and dedicated lobby; amenity space in sub levels (restored Woolworth pool and wine storage); a 29th floor lounge; and 30th floor gym.

GMS is providing structural engineering services for this conversion. Two new high rise elevators from the sub-cellar to 51st Floor, new floor openings, concrete pit structures at sub sub-cellar and machine room, pickup framing at 51st to 53rd Floor. New exit stair structures between 30th and 53rd Floor, new floor openings and new/reinforced framing. Two new penthouses at the 30th Floor, new canopy structure at the ground floor for condominium entrance. Also, the lower levels were refurbished to accommodate restaurants, a health club, retail and educational space, as well as renovations of the intermediate levels for office tenants.

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529 Broadway

This new 6-story commercial building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District replaces a two-story taxpayer building. The new steel framed structure, designed by BKSK Architects, features a terra cotta rain screen and glass curtain wall facade system that transitions along the building perimeter from punched windows representative of an earlier masonry era, to a more open open frame emblematic of SoHo’s later cast-iron era. The entire 52,000 square foot building is leased by Nike.

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75 Rockefeller Plaza

75 Rockefeller Plaza is a landmarked 34-story steel moment frame building constructed in 1947 for Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company. It is situated in the heart of Rockefeller Center on 51st Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in Midtown Manhattan. It totals 623,000 square feet, with typical floor size ranging from 14,000 – 30,000 square feet.

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