28EAST28th is an expansive, mid-century commercial office building located in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. Schimenti and the project partners were tasked with this major building repositioning scope, including a new floor-through lobby connecting 28th and 27th Streets, and ongoing phased work, including energy-efficient façade expansions, the enlargement of the 1st, 2nd, 13th, and 14th floors, HVAC and electrical system upgrades, and the significant demolition, white boxing, and fit-out of multiple floors for multiple tenants. The result is an elevated, hospitality-centric experience that enhances the mid-century modern lobby space, while updated infrastructure and integrated technology allow for touchless building access, creating a new space that resonates with the current workforce.

Schimenti provided crucial Value Engineering and Design Assist services. Full-size visual and performance mock-ups and testing were conducted on several custom components to create a solid constructability strategy. The team is taking a phased construction approach to ensure occupants’ safe ingress and egress while allowing the team to access critical infrastructure within the space.

The standout feature of the lobby, a serpentine wooden fin wall tying together the 27th and 28th Street entrances, was assembled off-site to reduce costs and then installed panel by panel. The fin wall was extensively tested in virtual and site mock-ups, resulting in a new methodology and design.

A dedicated Site Safety Manager remains on-site full-time for the duration of the project. At the outbreak of COVID- 19, Schimenti instituted stringent policies in line with CDC and New York State guidelines. Despite a turbulent market, two major leases were executed with Whole Foods and Freshly as anchor tenants.

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28EAST28th, New York, NY

  • “From the onset of the project, Schimenti looked for value engineering opportunities in partnership with our entire design team. Despite the challenges of working in an occupied building, Schimenti coordinated with the consultants to reduce the schedule and cost impact of the issues. George Comfort & Sons experienced a high level of loyalty and dedication to the project from Schimenti.”
  • – Jared Conlon, Construction – Vice President, George Comfort & Sons

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