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AECOM Tishman Delivers Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget Completion of One Vanderbilt

NEW YORK, NY — AECOM Tishman recently marked the historic opening of One Vanderbilt, joining owner SL Green, Mayor Bill DeBlasio, and city leaders at a ribbon cutting to celebrate New York City’s newest skyscraper. The building abuts Grand Central Terminal and is now the second tallest office tower in New York City.

AECOM Tishman served as construction manager on the 1,401-foot office tower in Midtown East. The firm completed the project ahead of schedule and under budget.

“We want to thank SL Green for their vision and leadership, and for including us in this great project,” said Jay Badame, President of AECOM Tishman. “One Vanderbilt is more than a symbol of the resurgence of Midtown East, it’s a symbol of New York’s endurance and a tribute to the thousands of tradespeople who brought it to fruition and who build in this city. We’ve built New York icons before, we did it here, and we know we’ll do it again.”

One Vanderbilt features 1.7 million square feet of space and includes a transit hall with direct access to Grand Central and a 14,000-square-foot public plaza at the base. The super tall structure was built with over 26,000 tons of U.S. steel and 74,000 cubic yards of concrete. In 2017, AECOM Tishman completed the continuous pour of 8,438 tons of concrete over a span of 19 hours at One Vanderbilt, the largest ever continuous pour of concrete in Manhattan.

At the height of construction, over 1,200 workers were onsite at a given time. The project also employed over 50 subcontractors.

“One Vanderbilt will define the New York skyline for generations to come. We are proud to have played a role in delivering this transformative project and showing that New York continues to rise to new heights,” Badame said.