Architect: F. Fernandez, AIA, LLC
The owners of 2 Lincoln Square, a 37-story residential rental building directly opposite Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, wanted to complete four major improvements simultaneously – they wanted to upgrade interior and exterior finishes in the main Lobby, to upgrade the finishes in every residential corridor, to add windows to the east-facing façade on the upper floors to provide direct views of Central Park, and to upgrade staff offices, management offices, and the residents’ gym, as well as associated MEP upgrades. All of this was to be accomplished while these areas of major renovation remained occupied. Work includes a new ground-level stone façade and statuary bronze storefront, crotch mahogany panels and stone flooring and wall accents in the main Lobby, a new feature stair from the Lobby to the Mezzanine in marble and bronze, luxurious new corridor finishes, dramatic 14’ x 6’ lot-line windows overlooking Central Park, and first-class staff and management offices and a renovated gym. Kel-Mar worked closely with building management to overcome the numerous logistical problems associated with each aspect of this project, which included maintaining a functional Lobby while major interior and exterior work was in progress, assuring resident access to all apartments, building services and amenities, coordinating with Owner vendors and other contractors in the building, and maintaining continued access and functionality for commercial building tenants (parking garage, restaurant, and museum). The renovated building ranks among the premier residential rental properties in the Lincoln Center area.