Omnibuild Launches Gut Renovation of Landmarked 122 Fifth Ave.
New York City-based building and construction companyOmnibuild has launched construction at 122 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan’s Union Square. Partnering with developer Bromley Companies and STUDIOS Architecture, the full-scale renovation seeks to modernize the historic building from the inside out.
The gut renovation will feature new MEP systems and equipment and passenger elevators with touchless technology. Brick masonry and precast stone will clad a new, 10-story addition along 17th Street to match that of the existing building’s landmarked façade. The main roof will include a new single-story steel and glass enclosed pavilion pop-up, surrounded by green space, landscape lighting and seating areas.
“We are modernizing this notable building while also maintaining its historic integrity,” said John Mingione, Omnibuild principal and COO. “This project brings the old and new together in an exciting way for New York.”
Dating from 1899, 122 Fifth was designated a New York City Landmark in 1989.
Pictured: John Mangione. Photo credit: Ralph D’Angelo, CIG Digital Inc.
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Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).
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