New York, NY
The 77-story art deco skyscraper was cited as the “most accomplished essay in the (art deco) style.” The 7-story pinnacle with stainless steel cladding and the gleaming automotive- inspired gargoyles are juxtaposed atop the more traditional light-brick cladding of the steel tower below.
Scope of work
- Hands-on inspection of the stainless steel spire was completed to determine locations of water infiltration. Live-feed video was used to communicate observations made by Vertical Access technicians with the client, inside the spire.
- Flood tests were conducted to identify specific water leaks.
- William Van Alen (completed in 1930)
- Tishman Speyer Properties
In collaboration with
- LZA Technology (now Thornton Tomasetti)