Atlantic Telecom Restoration Project — NYC

4/01/2001, New York

In what is currently the largest gut rehab project in the New York City, Graciano Corporation has been awarded a contract with Structure Tone Inc. to do concrete repair and restoration of the Atlantic Telecom Building in Brooklyn, New York.  Previously a manufacturing facility, the eight-story, 750,000 square-foot  building has been vacant for several years.  The restored office building will be equipped with fiber optics and redundant power systems, making it particularly well suited to serve companies in the telecommunications industry.

Graciano is patching spalls on the interior and exterior of the building, and applying a waterproofing and aesthetic color-matched coating to the facade.  Tom Corbo, vice president and general manager of Graciano’s New York office, said that it is estimated that the project will take six to eight months to complete.

The building is owned by Carlyle Group, a private investment firm.  Also involved in the project are Super Structures, consultants for the renovation of the facade, and Thornton Tomasetti, overseeing interior repairs.

Graciano Corporation, founded in 1916, is one of the oldest family-owned masonry restoration companies in the country.  With headquarters in Pittsburgh, the company has offices in New York, Ohio and Florida as well. 

Graciano is known and respected nationwide for its expertise in historic restoration.   Some of the company’s other restoration projects have included the recently completed MetLife Building, as well as Rockefeller Center, Shea Stadium, Grand Central Station, Almas Temple and Mt. Sinai Hospital. Last year the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) awarded Graciano Corporation the 2000 BAC Craft Award for Best Restoration Project for its exceptional work in the restoration of New York City’s Queensboro Bridge and Bridgemarket, the vaulted area underneath which is now home to the popular Guastavino Restaurant at 409 E. 59th.

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