We broke ground for the Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, a project of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. (SOLEIF) working in partnership with the National ParkService, on October 6, 2016.
Phelps Construction Group was selected by the Foundation as the construction manager during the early stages of the project and has played a vital role in the design development, working alongside the architect, FXFOWLE, in determining how to construct the museum most efficiently on the Island. This sustainable building will be constructed with a first floor above the 500-year flood level and will be able to withstand hurricane force winds, which in the past have severely damaged both Liberty and Ellis Island. The exterior of the museum will feature an expansive green roof which will include vegetation native to the Island. The interior of the museum will feature exhibits created by ESI Design including an immersive theater, engagement gallery and an inspiration gallery. Additionally, the museum will house the original Statue of Liberty torch, which Phelps Construction Group will be moving from its current location in the Statue’s base to the new museum.
When complete, the museum will give millions of visitors the opportunity to learn about the Statue of Liberty’s history, influence, and legacy through interactive displays and artifacts including the Statue’s original torch. The 26,000 square foot museum is expected to be completed in 2019.
MOUNT OLIVE, NJ – This project entailed the construction on a new 189,000 SF food processing facility for Fratelli Beretta U.S.A. The facility will include 177,000 SF of food processing warehouse and 12,000 SF of corporate office building. The exterior of the office building is a clear cedar/plank/trellis rain screen wall-system. Fratelli Beretta U.S.A., which has been producing fine Italian meats for over 200 years, was operating out of Mount Olive for the first quarter of 2015.
Images courtesy of Cecilia Castelletti.
HOPATCONG. NJ - We are currently constructing lakefront, luxury townhouses on Lake Hopatcong including on-site boat slips for each unit. The community also includes a pavilion, sun deck, and patio lounges with fire-pits. When complete, these five buildings consisting of thirty-five units spread over ten lakefront acres will be available for sale. Please go to: http://www.marinerspointenj.com/ regarding purchasing.
TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, NJ - This 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art medical office facility will be the future home of Rothman Institute. The medical building will be part of a mixed used development, Washington Square Town Center, which will include retail, residential apartments, townhomes, and an assisted living facility.
NEWARK, NJ – Phelps Construction Group and KSS Architects partnered together to design and construct TEAM Academy Charter School‘s new school on Littleton Avenue. The new 104,000 SF charter school has provided nearly 540 high school students with science labs for biology, physics, and chemistry, a library. Additionally, the classrooms have been completed with all the latest technology.
The innovative design of the school, incorporated two two-story bridge trusses over the two story gymnasium which supports the additional floors above. The new gymnasium and athletic field is utilized by the students and the members of the community which have been granted access during non-school hours. Moreover, the Littleton Avenue school has become a focal attraction to both the students and the community.
NEWARK, NJ - The Grammy Museum Experience™ at Prudential Center will be the first location based on the East Coast! The 8,200 square-foot museum will be on the ground level of Newark's Prudential Center featuring educational programming, and interactive exhibits which will allow guests to play instruments and learn how to mix songs. The museum will include a permanent collection, featuring a Jersey-centric display celebrating the Garden State's beloved artists, as well as traveling collections. The star-studded museum opening in October 2017 was attended by Naughty By Nature, Run DMC, Cissy Houston, and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka.
NEWARK, NJ – This existing 124,107 SF building sits on 2.2 acres at the intersection of 18th Avenue and Elizabeth Street. The original structure was built in 1876 and later renovated in 1923. Until the end of the 2012 school year, the building was in use by the Newark Public School System.
The future tenant, TEAM Academy Charter Schools currently has five schools on five campuses in Newark serving students in grades Kindergarten through 12th.
We were brought on board by the Friends of TEAM Academy in the Pre-Construction Phase of this project in order to provide a comprehensive budget, constructability review and value engineering. We have also been selected as the General Contractor to historically restore the facade and historically preserve the “historic fabric” of the school.
When complete the building will accommodate one elementary school and one middle school with an expected student population of 1,000.
HAWTHORNE, NY - As the Construction Manager, we will be constructing a new Prefabricated Metal Building which consists of 74,000 SF of warehouse space and 8,000 SF of office space for NYSCO Products, LLC, designers and manufacturers of custom stock displays. Moving from the Bronx, this warehouse and office space will allow them the opportunity to provide the fastest service and highest quality displays possible for their customers.
GLEN ROCK, NJ - We recently completed construction of a new 16,600 SF retail building for Bottle King. The store was welcomed to the community with a flag-raising ceremony on Friday, July 22.
NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Construction at Global Auto Mall, a family owned dealership carrying new and pre-owned Hyundai, Chevrolet, Kia, Jeep and Mitsubishi vehicles was completed in November 2012.
The existing Chevrolet dealership was completely renovated to meet new Chevy facility image standards. Our project included updating the interior showroom and office spaces to create an open floor plan and building a new Service Drive with a clearly defined path to the service desk.
A new 3,400 SF showroom was constructed for JEEP complete with wood plank porcelain floor tile and natural stone veneer wall finishes. The existing office space was also renovated to create an open floor plan.
The exterior facade of JEEP, Hyundai, and Chevrolet was remodeled to create a welcoming face for buyers.
Phelps Construction Group has been chosen by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. to work with them to complete the construction of The Peopling of America® Center at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. The Peopling of America® Center will expand upon the Ellis Island years of immigration to include the entire panorama of the American experience. How we became Americans, how we made and are still making the journey here, how we created and continue to influence our communities, and how this nation looks forward to building for the future.
The first phase entailed the renovation of a portion of the museum and the necessary hazardous material, environmental cleanup and demolition work required for the completion of the new offices for the National Park Service in order to make room for the new museum. Working with The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and the National Park Service, Phelps Construction Group performed the pre-construction, including the evaluation of the Historical impact of the project on Ellis Island, construction logistics, scheduling and budgeting for the project.
Phase I of the museum project was completed in October 2011, welcoming tourists to discover immigration from the Colonial Era, approximately 1550 until 1890, when Ellis Island originally opened. Interactive exhibits and presentations tell stories of the journey to America and efforts to build our nation. The Flag of Faces, an interactive photo montage, has also been unveiled featuring pictures of families, past and present, that share the experience of being a proud American citizen.
Ellis Island was closed in October 2012 after Hurricane Sandy. Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy on Ellis Island, Phelps Construction has became involved in the clean up and restoration of the MEP infrastructure to the Island, performing Logistic Planning, Scheduling and budgeting for both The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and the National Park Service. Phelps Construction Group was instrumental in the efforts to restore Ellis Island and complete Phase II of the museum project.
For more information on the The Peopling of America® Center visit www.ellisisland.org.
HANOVER, NJ - This new retail plaza at the corner of Ridgedale Avenue & East Hanover Avenue will be the new home of tenants such as TJ Maxx, Home Goods, 5 Below, Ulta Beauty, Quick Check, Med Express, and Auto Zone. For leasing opportunities please contact Welco Realty.
LITTLE FALLS, NJ -Repeat customer, Parabolic Performance and Rehab, hired us for the interior renovation of their second location. The state-of-the-art facility is located at Montclair State University in Floyd Hall overlooking the hockey arena.
Previously, we completed the interior fit-out of their 5,000 square foot state-of-the-art rehab facility located in Montclair, NJ.
Parabolic Performance and Rehab offers physical therapy, personal training, massage therapy, and post-surgical rehab services.
MARLBORO, NJ – The project consisted of the selective demolition, renovation, and addition of the Church of Saint Gabriel. The work included a new entrance canopy, two side entry vestibule additions, a new cupola, various alterations to the altar, new pews, and entry doors.
NEW MILFORD, NJ - Institute for Educational Achievement has decided to expand their facilities to accommodate their ever-growing community. As a proud supporter of the IEA and their message, we are eager to construct their facility.
ELLIS ISLAND, NY/NJ - We are currently renovating the 2nd Floor Offices in the Laundry / Hospital Outbuilding for Save Ellis Island. The Laundry/Hospital Outbuilding is architecturally significant. Constructed of red brick with projecting quoins and limestone trim, the Hospital Outbuilding was designed to echo elements of the main hospital building on Island 2 and the main immigration building on Island 1. It is also significant as part of the first major integrated hospital of the twentieth century and for its role in the early years of the U.S. Public Health Service. Its greater significance, however, is due to its place in the history of Ellis Island. Between 1892 and 1954, Ellis Island served as the gateway to America for twelve million new immigrants - over 1.2 million of which were treated in the Ellis Island hospital complex. Today, over forty percent of all Americans and half of all New Jersey residents can trace at least one ancestor to Ellis Island, and it is one of the country’s most popular destinations, with nearly two million visitors each year. For more information on the rehabilitation of the Laundry Hospital Outbuilding or the Ellis Island Hospital Complex visit www.saveellisisland.org
PARAMUS, NJ – This project involved the selective demolition and interior fit-out of an existing 7,000 SF medical office space. The new space features eight exam rooms, two X-Ray rooms in addition to a staff lounge, reception area, scheduling area, support areas, and offices. In addition to the interior changes, a private entrance was constructed for the Hospital of Special Surgery.