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GNYCUC recognizes International Gem Tower

International Gem Tower

The Greater New York Construction User Council (GNYCUC) hosted its annual New Year’s party at Extell Development Company’s International Gem Tower (IGT).

During the event, the GNYCUC, which supports the practical needs of real estate owners and users of construction services, honored IGT and the development team behind the state-of-the-art tower.

Located in the Diamond District, the International Gem Tower is the City’s only 21st century commercial condominium specifically designed to house the global diamond, gem and jewelry trade.

The tower — located at 50 West 47th Street — features services and amenities that include state-of-the-art security and vault operations, foreign trade zone designation, modern infrastructure for jewelry manufacturing, secure underground parking, a business center, fine restaurants and in-house catering, an executive club and prime retail space.

The 34-story industry center was designed specifically for the gem and jewelry trades by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Its signature, crystal lined curtain wall and façade of embedded diamond shaped medallions offers floor-to-ceiling windows and 360 degree views.

The industry condominium portion of IGT is situated on the first 21 floors of the tower. The GNYCUC was established to promote awareness, cost effectiveness and safety in local construction, to encourage quality programs and a higher level of professionalism in project management .

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