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141 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY

This building was originally built in 1896 and over time, lost many of its Beaux-Arts details. In 2005, GACE participated in its extensive restoration and conversion to residential space. All building systems were gutted and redesigned to accommodate its new usage and meet energy-efficient standards. On the façade, the demolished balcony and missing cupola were rebuilt, structure to support replaced balustrades was added, exterior details were added using fiberglass and cast-in-place molded stone, and a general repair of the rest was initiated to restore the building to its original grandeur. On the roof, an old water tower and mechanical equipment were relocated, and a 2-story residential addition was added. Negotiations with NYC’s Landmarks Preservation Commission were required.

  • Status
    Completed
  • Year
    2005
  • Size
    110,000 SF
  • Client
    SL Green and Savanna Partners
  • Architect
    CetraRuddy