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February 27, 2017
The 42-story 800 Fifth Avenue building just got a face-lift.
The $46 million project resulted in new finishes and a brighter space. Work involved relocating 24-foot curtain walls to expand usable interior space. Upgrades were made to bathrooms and elevator cars. The structural pinned glazing system was brought from England. Finishes include marble and stone, stainless steel curtain-wall supports and accent pieces throughout.
Work took place while the building was occupied, which required coordination between the contractor and management.
Owner: Hines Interests Limited Partnership
Architect: LMN Architects
General contractor (main lobby, second floor enclosure and glass entry): GLY Construction
General contractor (levels four and five renovation, mechanical, exterior windows): Turner Construction
General contractor (core restrooms, elevator lobbies, level 38 conference room, executive parking): Schuchart
Interior design: Greyscale Design Studio
Structural engineer: MKA
Building envelope: RDH Building Science
MEP engineer: WSP
Lighting: Blanca Lighting Design
Graphics and wayfinding: Studio SC
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