Location
34 East 51st Street

Completion
2015

Client
Sedesco Inc.

Square Footage
75,000 SF

Architect
Skidmore Owings & Merrill, LLP

LEED
Target Gold

34 East 51st Street

Sciame was the Construction Manager responsible for the construction of the new 75,000 SF, 22 story, steel framed building designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM) and Buro Happold Engineers.

The new structure has two cellar levels excavated into bedrock. Both cellar levels house building engineering, equipment, a restaurant with a lower level kitchen and a double height skylight dining room. Interior lobby work includes a marble paved floor, stone, glass and wood walls and a stainless steel and glass storefronts at the front and rear of the building.

The lobby features a massive artisan created solid basalt stone security desk, furniture, fountain and a backlight transparent marble panel walls system. The Building’s street facade of sloping shingles of glazed curtain wall, and elaborate glass and stainless steel of the building’s top four floors makes this building distinctive in Midtown.

The building’s design is seeking a LEED Gold rating. Building mechanical systems includes an Energy recovery unit, rain water harvesting systems and independent on demand hot water heaters that make the building very efficient to operate.