Location
667 Madison Avenue

Completion
2001

Client
Corning Steuben

Square Footage
7,500 SF

Architects
Ralph Appelbaum Associates
Lockwood Greene

Steuben NY Flagship Store

Sciame was the Construction Manager responsible for the renovation of the Steuben Flagship store on Madison Avenue. The project included the relocation, expansion and reconfiguration of its administrative offices and support spaces, which presented a number of complex challenges. The project required the structural reframing of an existing floor opening, which had to be specially sequenced with a new demising wall to provide for a separate retail shop during the ongoing schedule process of the main project. A sub-project had the complexity of a demising overlap between floors. In addition, a new stair opening at the entry floor to the lower level required cutting a main, existing building beam. Stringent coordination between team members and other building tenants was needed to allow for the control of sound vibration and dust.

The showcase mezzanine featured a unique, concave dish form that required the support of one eccentrically located main building column and four 1.5” diameter stainless steel rods. The building’s second floor framing, which supports tenants above, was removed, realigned, and reinforced. Seismic loads were then transferred to building columns and new posts using diaphragm action through the mezzanine concrete slab.

Alterations to the exterior also posed a challenge because of restriction with regard to lighting, window shading, interior graphics, exterior doors, and hardware.

The project was expedited to accommodate extensive opening day and prescheduled public relations activities.

Project Awards

April 24, 2019

NY Construction News – Best of 2001
Interior Design/Fitout Project of the Year