All Dressed Up

by Dennis Joseph, Proj. Mgr.; Lehrer McGovern Bovis, Inc., 200 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1993, Vol. 63, Issue 9, Pg. 52-55

Document Type: Feature article


Its location at 660 Madison Avenue will put the new home of clothier Barneys New York in the heart of Manhattan's exclusive midtown shopping district, but the $120 million project to renovate the 23-story steel framed, concrete-encased existing building, built in 1958, presented a number of construction challenges. These included the need to carve out a new truck loading dock below the building, protect nearby landmark structures, a subway line and the public, and address the severe logistics involved in operating on a highly congested urban site.

Subject Headings: Steel construction | Steel frames | Renovation | Concrete frames | Concrete | Existing buildings | Concrete construction | Trucks | New York | United States

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