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Bellet Construction has completed a Local Law 11/98-FISP (Façade Inspection Safety Requirements) project at 1216 Fifth Ave. on Manhattan's Upper East Side

Bellet Completes Façade Restoration on UES Landmark 

Bellet Construction has completed a Local Law 11/98-FISP (Façade Inspection Safety Requirements) project at 1216 Fifth Ave., a six-story landmark building owned by the New York Academy of Medicine. Built in 1926 and designed by York & Sawyer in Neo-Renaissance style, the corner building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side stretches approximately 100 linear feet along Fifth Avenue and 200 linear feet foot along 103rd Street.  

The exterior of the building is composed of limestone and sandstone and features large multipaned windows all along the façade. In addition to façade restoration, Bellet Construction provided lintel repairs and window caulking. 

“It is an honor to work on a historic building that contains so much history and with such a committed team,” says Wayne Bellet, president of Bellet Construction. “One of our company’s passions is working for, and with, institutions whose missions provide measurable benefits to society.” 


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