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New York’s 'One Vanderbilt' skyscraper to be built with ArcelorMittal plate

One of New York's newest, most advanced towers, One Vanderbilt, will soon be under construction in midtown Manhattan with ArcelorMittal USA plate.

The ultra-modern skyscraper will be erected on the corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue. At 58 stories, it will be New York’s fourth-tallest building, measuring 1,401 feet high. Once complete in 2020, the 1.7 million square-foot One Vanderbilt will be used primarily for offices, with some space reserved for retail, dining and entertainment.

ArcelorMittal’s Coatesville and Conshohocken plate facilities will be supplying all of the plate to the customer, Banker Steel. Based in Lynchburg, Virginia, Banker is a steel fabrication company that began operations in 1997 and has facilities in Virginia, New Jersey and Florida.

“ArcelorMittal USA Plate is proud and honoured to be a supplier to One Vanderbilt tower,” says John Battisti, chief operating officer, ArcelorMittal USA Plate. “We are currently in the process of producing the ‘heavy section’ plate products at our Coatesville facility. This project is another example of ArcelorMittal USA Plate being a force in the redefining of the New York City skyline in recent years since 9/11, which also includes our supply of plate products to the majestic Freedom Tower.”

Rendering of the Manhattan’s new One Vanderbilt building, New York. The steel used in the fabrication for the building will be made with ArcelorMittal plate from ArcelorMittal Coatesville and Conshohocken facilities.

All plate material will be delivered to Banker in the first half of this year. Demolition of the existing buildings on the site have been completed with construction that began in March. 

“The addition of One Vanderbilt is significant, as the building – with its tapered form of sharp lines and bold angles – creates an open structure that utilises natural sunlight to its fullest,” notes Battisti. 

“This also continues our history of not only being a main contributor to the skyline of New York City, but also the thoroughfare to and from the city with our 100 percent supply of plate products for the continued construction of the Tappan Zee bridge.”

According to Fred Buckel, account manager, plate sales and marketing, ArcelorMittal USA, we have had a long-standing relationship with Banker Steel. Some of the other noteworthy New York-based structural projects utilising our steel include New York University’s Kimmel Center, City Point Brooklyn and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

“We had a relationship when the business was Montague Betts, Hirschfield, then Don Banker bought the company and it became Banker Steel,” says Buckel. “The relationship goes back to when predecessor company Bethlehem Steel supplied beams to them.”

In a recent news release, Banker owner Don Banker said, “One Vanderbilt is precisely the type of large-scale, complex, heavy steel fabrication project that fits the unique capabilities of Banker Steel. This project will literally transform the New York City skyline, returning the district around Grand Central Station to its place as the world’s most dynamic commercial hub.”

Banker Steel subsidiary, NYC Constructors, will be erecting the steel that is fabricated at plants located in South Plainfield, New Jersey, and Lynchburg, Virginia. Steel erection is scheduled to begin July 2017. 

“Our participation in the One Vanderbilt project through our customer, Banker Steel, is another example of the broad portfolio that ArcelorMittal USA Plate can supply with our wide range of plate products and capabilities,” adds Battisti. “It is another reinforcement that manufacturing in the U.S. is truly alive and fully capable to supply even some of the most sophisticated structural designs of the future.” 

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