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New York Landmarks Conservancy Bestows Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award on Beacon Theatre, Empire State Building

Jones Lang LaSalle served as project manager for both projects


NEW YORK, April 26, 2010 — Two projects completed by Jones Lang LaSalle in New York were honored by the New York Landmarks Conservancy with Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards. The restoration of the historic Beacon Theatre and the restoration of the Empire State Building’s art deco lobby both received the award, which is the conservancy’s highest honor for an outstanding preservation effort.

The Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards honor preservation leaders, public officials, organizations, owners, builders, architects, and craftspeople who restore the beauty and utility of New York’s great architecture. This year marks the 20th presentation of the Awards, which have recognized nearly 200 individuals, organizations, and building owners for their extraordinary contributions to the city of New York.

“We are honored to have worked with the ownership on the Empire State Building and the Beacon Theatre restoration projects,” said Raymond Quartararo, international director and Northeast regional manager for the company’s Project and Development Services group. “These were large, complex projects that required meticulous research and attention to detail to restore both facilities to their original state.”

The awards were presented on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at the American Museum of Natural History.

Jones Lang LaSalle was selected as project manager by the Empire State Building in 2006 for a $550 million capital improvement program to facilitate traffic flow, enhance security, improve visitor queuing areas and to restore the splendor of the historic Art Deco finishes. The program also included renovation of the 86th and 102nd floor observatories.

The firm’s Project and Development Services team oversaw the work of the architects, historians, artists and specialty craftsmen that developed the historically accurate renovation plans and restored the Empire State Building’s art deco lobby. The team, which included Beyer Blinder Belle and Hunter Roberts Interiors, was guided by historic documents, photos, original design sketches, blueprints and existing architectural elements. As part of the Landmarks Preservation Commission-approved revitalization plan, historic features and finishes and distinctive architectural details, which had been obscured by alterations over time, were restored or recreated.

The Jones Lang LaSalle team overseeing the lobby restoration was led by Quartararo and included Ted Finnerty, project manager.

For the Beacon Theatre project, Jones Lang LaSalle’s PDS group was selected by Madison Square Garden in early 2007 to serve as project manager overseeing the $16 million restoration of the historic theater and iconic rock and roll venue. Located at 2124 Broadway, the Beacon Theatre opened in 1929 as an ornate movie theater, and was declared a landmark in 1979. The PDS team assisted Madison Square Garden with determining the initial scope of the restoration and helped select Beyer Blinder Belle as architect and Lehr Construction to handle the actual construction.

Jones Lang LaSalle worked closely with the architect and contractor to ensure that the Beacon Theatre was restored to the intent of the original interior design as much as possible. The vast majority of the venue’s opulent interior decorations and fixtures were kept and restored to their original lustre.

The Jones Lang LaSalle team overseeing the Beacon Theatre restoration was led by Randy Apfelbaum, vice president, with Jones Lang LaSalle’s New York office.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2009 global revenue of $2.5 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.4 billion square feet worldwide. In the New York area, Jones Lang LaSalle provides leasing and management services for nearly 45 million square feet of commercial real estate. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.
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