GMS provided structural engineering and façade consulting services for the redevelopment of the lobby and retail storefront of this 25-story office building which extends along West 57th Street from Broadway to Eighth Avenue. Our work included the design of structural support for lobby elements such as new LED display ceiling and revolving and swing doors, as well as design assistance during construction for the new storefront and marquee.
GMS has served as the building’s structural engineer since 2006. This work has included the design and construction phase services for upgrades to the mechanical systems, infill at the former fire court, boiler, and cooling towers. This 476,691 square-foot building was originally constructed in 1921.
Client: Empire State Realty Trust
Architect: Gensler (lobby) and others for other projects