43TEN Building Repositioning

Long Island City, New York

Mancini is working with Normandy Real Estate Partners to reposition this existing manufacturing space into a commercial office building. The existing seven stories will be transformed into six and a half floors of office space with ground floor retail space. Part of the redistribution of building area includes a new double‑height retail space along 44th Avenue and a new seventh floor open plan layout with 13‑foot windows that take advantage of unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline. The transformation will also include a public plaza along 44th Avenue and a public courtyard in the rear of the building to be accessed through a new lobby. Finishes will reflect the transformation through use of industrial materials such as concrete, steel, and reclaimed wood deployed in a modern way. The result will provide building tenants with a workplace identity and landmark location in a newly bustling area of Long Island City.