- Contract Amount
- Project Type
- Lighting Fixtures and Controls
- Project Owner
- SL Green Realty
- General Contractor
- AECOM Tishman
- Electrical Contractor
- Fred Geller Electrical
The Summit at One Vanderbilt New York, New York
ChallengeOn September 21, 2020, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new 1,402-foot tall One Vanderbilt tower in midtown Manhattan, local officials, project owner SL Green, Construction Manager AECOM Tishman, local media, and invited guests all joined to celebrate the official arrival of New York City's latest supertall office building. For SL Green, the day marked the end of a long journey to build One Vanderbilt. It also marked the beginning of the next leg of the journey, which would involve finishing out a world-class public access space atop One Vanderbilt, a destination that would be known as The Summit.
For SL Green, The Summit at One Vanderbilt would be the basis for a long-term legacy, serving as a cultural touchstone not just for local residents, but for people all around the world who travel to New York City craving a bird’s eye view of Manhattan from a stunning vantage point. As the building’s first tenants began moving in on the floors below, work continued on executing an ambitious lighting design at The Summit.
To complete the job on New York City’s latest must-see destination, the project electrician, Fred Geller Electrical, turned to FSG’s New York City team to handle the mission-critical lighting fixtures and state-of-the-art controls that would combine with towering ceilings and mirrored surfaces to create an unforgettable experience for visitors to The Summit at One Vanderbilt.
SolutionFor over a year, FSG’s New York City teams joined forces to execute this world-class lighting project. Lighting fixtures and controls for everything at The Summit, including interior and exterior elevators, were provided by FSG. Even as additional lighting work was provided for other floors and showcase areas at One Vanderbilt, the primary focus for FSG was on elevating the design of The Summit with unbelievable lighting and effects.
As with any successful construction project in midtown Manhattan, the final deliverables always reflect a triumph of coordination, logistics, and teamwork. For FSG this was certainly the case, and this shared effort resulted in the execution and delivery of another high-profile project to the owner’s ultimate satisfaction.
ResultWhen The Summit opened to the general public on October 21, 2021, visitors were amazed by the design of the space, by the incomparable view, by the power of the art installation there, and by the lighting design and execution that ensured any visit to The Summit was one to remember.
For the project owner, AECOM Tishman, and Fred Geller Electrical, the project will be remembered as a high-water mark for achievement in construction, delivering years and years of opportunity and joy to New York City residents and visitors from around the world.
For FSG’s New York City team, One Vanderbilt will represent more than just an amazing skyscraper towering more than 90 floors above Grand Central Station below. The building, and especially the iconic Summit perched at its top, will stand as a testimony to the power of teamwork and a shared commitment to delivering lasting value for our customers.
More InformationSee a local television feature story and view the project here: https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/10/21/observation-deck-opens-at-summit-one-vanderbilt-in-midtown/
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