Structure Tone Managed a LEED Gold Restoration Project in a Historic District of New York City
|“Structure Tone gave a 100-year-old Flatiron District building a modern makeover,” reported Green Building & Design Magazine in its feature, Breaking Tradition. Improvements to the 15-story high-rise, located at 200 Park Avenue, bring the building up to 21st century standards and now make it the oldest LEED Gold Certified building in New York City. |
Restoration efforts for the building, owned by L&L Holding Company, involved replacement of windows and all mechanical systems including HVAC, plumbing, electrical and elevators. Exterior scopes of work for the fašade restoration entailed cleaning and repairing cracks and fissures in the parapets and limestone installation of a new glass curtain-wall system. Also, the central courtyard was landscaped to create a light-filled, pleasant amenity.
Because it is a historic-district building, much of the work had to be preapproved by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Structure Tone reused 95 percent of the existing structure and worked closely over the course of the 14-month schedule to accommodate all requirements of the Commission and expedite approvals.
Industry Award Winner
The delicate and complicated project that revitalized the century-old building has received numerous industry awards, including:
“It was truly an honor to be a part of a project that transformed an aging and outdated historic-district building into one that is extremely energy efficient and offers impressive amenities,” commented John Travers, senior vice president of Structure Tone.
The Structure Tone organization refers to a group of independent companies including Structure Tone, Inc.; Structure Tone Southwest, Inc.; Structure Tone (UK), Inc.; Pavarini Construction Co., Inc.; Pavarini McGovern, LLC; and L.F. Driscoll Company, LLC. Each member company is an independent entity operating and providing services solely under its own name. STO collectively employs over 1,350 professionals; has 21 offices in the US, UK, Ireland and Asia; and puts in place over $2.5B in annual construction volume.
Pictured above: The building at 200 Fifth Avenue in New York City was fully restored and modernized
A renovated courtyard area was part of the revitalization of the historic-district building