231 East 43rd Street, New York, NY, United States
This Hampton Inn, one of two high-rise projects that were being built simultaneously by Omnibuild during a repressed economy, is a case study in New York City construction logistics. The proximity of the project to both the United Nations and Grand Central Terminal meant work was constantly bound by conditional permits. Further, the building space had two high-profile direct neighbors as well – the Indian Embassy and a renowned charter school. Finally, the rock conditions beneath the site were unexpected, throwing yet another wrench into the project. Learning to work with neighbors, within strict city oversight and in the unpredictable Manhattan ground was training for a NYC general contractor like none other – and one that would spur a lasting relationship with a developer for many more buildings.
154,000 sq ft.
Architect: ODA Architect, PC Developer: IGI-USA