Waldorf Astoria Repair and Retrofit
- Clean and tuckpoint over 600,000 square feet of brick façade
- Deconstructing and rebuilding two 60-foot pinnacle towers, removing setback structures at four separate courtyards, and reconfiguring and constructing the 44th floor penthouse and 20th floor bulkheads
- New masonry openings and window enlargements
Anbang Insurance Group
- Engineer Of Record:
Silman Structural Engineers
- General Contractor:
Tishman Construction Corporation of New York
- Specialty Contractor:
Built in 1931 in the art deco style, the Waldorf Astoria gained renown as a glamourous, luxury hotel in New York City attracting celebrities, politicians and even royalty. Spanning 50th and 49th Street, and Park and Lexington Avenue, the historic, 47-story hotel was the world’s largest until 1963. The structure boasts both brick and limestone facades.
Anbang Insurance Group purchased the building and has since sought to revitalize the structure by converting the buildings first 26 floors to a hotel and the remaining levels to private condos. PULLMAN was first contracted to clean and tuckpoint over 600,000 square feet of brick façade as part of a first stage repair.
The team was awarded an additional scope which included rebuilding parapets, corners and columns, as well as performing limestone and brick facade repairs. New masonry openings and window enlargements were also provided. Another portion of the project involved deconstructing and rebuilding two 60-foot pinnacle towers, removing setback structures at four separate courtyards, and reconfiguring and constructing the 44th floor penthouse and 20th floor bulkheads.
Crews accessed the structure via swing stage scaffolding. PULLMAN set up and installed over 30 rigs at various elevations, then coordinated all the shifting required to access over 140 drops of access