Something interesting is happening over at Seneca One this morning. A tipster sent along pictures of painters working on the east façade of the tower, making their way down from the top with a maroon color. After posting, M&T Bank sent out a press release announcing the resumption of renovation work and renderings of the painted exterior.
Components of the project currently underway:
- Exterior Enhancements:
- A major update to the façade of the building will begin today when Douglas Development begins the application of an epoxy paint system to the building façade, bringing new life and vibrancy to the appearance of the complex.
- Other exterior projects include the continued installation of perimeter wind breaks, landscaping and concrete work.
- Tower Floors:
- M&T’s tech space in the first 10 floors it has leased was nearly complete before construction was paused back in mid-March. That construction is now finishing-up, with furniture and equipment installation similarly advancing.
- M&T’s space in the tower will be ready for occupancy in the third quarter, though M&T plans to continue to closely monitor the pandemic and work with its executive teams to identify a timeline for a safe opening. The company has informed employees that it will maintain its current status until at least Labor Day, across its locations.
- Pearl and Plaza Levels:
- Before construction was paused, work on M&T’s Plaza and Pearl Street levels was in its’ early stages, with work on interior framing, electrical, plumbing and the installation of the HVAC and ductwork having just started.
- Work has resumed with the first phase of electrical, plumbing and framing, as well as steel work to create a mezzanine on the Plaza level.
- In addition to M&T and current Seneca One occupants 43North, Techstars and Odoo, Douglas Development is working to finalize projects to finalize the lobby and other amenities in order to begin welcoming residential tenants.
- Construction on the building’s 115 apartments is all but complete, with occupants preparing to move-in in August once work on the supporting infrastructure wraps up.
- Additional Building Updates:
- Work has also resumed on interior building components in the tower, including the food hall, elevators and escalators.