744 Broad Street

Newark, NJ

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Renovation of the lobby, Bank Hall and Mezzanine, and the construction of a loading dock for The National Newark Building, a landmark neo-classical/art deco 34 story office and retail structure.

Architect

The Hillier Group, New York, NY

Client

Cogswell Realty Group, Newark, NJ

Features

  • lobby renovations including removal of the existing
    escalators to create a grand atrium and central Broad
  • Street access way; restoration of the original marble
    and brass; refurbishment of the ten 15 x 20 foot murals;
    and installation of the new concierge desks
  • extensive replication of damaged moldings and refurbishment of the elaborate gold leafing
  • Restoration of 30 foot high, 20,000 SF flat ceiling in the banking and mezzanine levels. All colors used in therestoration had to be approved by the Landmark Commission.

Special Interests

Built in 1931, the National Newark Building was once considered the “Crown Jewel of Newark”. A contemporary of the Empire State Building, it was New Jersey’s tallest commercial tower. The renovation preserves the original art deco beauty while incorporating state-of-the-art modern amenities. All renovations took place in the fully operational building without disrupting day-to-day activities.

Services

Construction Management