General Electric Building, New York City.
For this Award-Winning, 50-story Art Deco tower, Mr. Agassi led the entire investigation, engineering, restoration, and construction management. He pioneered the Total Approach to Façade Restoration which was implemented, for the first time, in the restoration of this landmark project. He developed a comprehensive plan that included innovative masonry and metal restoration and that ensured the preservation of the building’s structural integrity and its landmark elegance – all accomplished below budget. GE’s Walter Herrlinger asserts: “…The results are truly outstanding.” The project was cited in the New York City Preservation Award as “an Art Deco masterpiece which was lovingly restored.” In the words of Building Design & Construction magazine, the restoration of the GE building “ensures an original classic will be preserved for future generations to admire and future architects to emulate.”