For more than 100 years The Plaza symbolized New York luxury and excess.
New York, NY
For more than 100 years The Plaza symbolized New York luxury and excess. Its exterior a co-star in countless Hollywood stories, the building’s interior began to slowly fade in glamour and stature. A $400 million renovation was undertaken which included adding an additional store beneath the building’s iconic rooftop. An all-female structural engineer team was assembled – dubbed “The Women of Steel.” Before framing out the new space, the roof was completely removed while the existing structure was extensively modified to marry the new steel to the old. Today, signs of the major renovation have completely melted into the interior and the Plaza maintains its glamour from the inside out.
Owner: Elad Properties New York, NY
Architects: Costas Kondylis and Partners New York, NY; Walter B. Melvin Architects, LLC New York, NY; Gal Nauer Architects New York, NY
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk New York, NY
Mechanical Engineer: Flack & Kurtz New York, NY
General Contractor: Tishman Construction New York, NY
Facade Consultant: David V. Abramson & Associates Newark, NJ
Structural Steel Erector: DCM Erectors, Inc. New York, NY
Miscellaneous Metal Erectors: FMB, Inc. Harrison, NJ; United Iron Inc. Mount Vernon, NY
Architectural and Ornamental Metal Erector: Empire Architectural Metal Inc. College Point, NY