One Worldwide Plaza is a 49-story, 778 foot tall office skyscraper located in midtown Manhattan. The base of the building is clad in granite and precast concrete. The tower facade is clad in brick. The building is crowned by a copper roof and glass pyramid. Western Specialty Contractors was contracted by Macklowe Management to perform the remediation of the facade of the building. 100% existing caulking at joinery of the base granite and precast cladding was removed and recaulked. All window perimeters at the base and tower of the building were also recaulked. The brick masonry of the tower received repointing and brick replacement on an as needed basis. All exposed window lintels were scraped, primed, and painted.
The building’s tower lighting system at the 42nd floor was removed, the light sills re-waterproofed, and a new lighting system installed. Working together with the owner and architects, the project was completed ahead of schedule, and with the least possible disruption to the tenants.