One Vanderbilt

Located in the heart of New York City’s East Midtown (the city’s premier business district), One Vanderbilt is a $3.1 billion commercial office tower completed in 2020 and designed for the future workforce. Led by SL Green Realty as owner and developer, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates as architect and Tishman Construction as construction manager, the skyscraper raises the global standard on sustainable design and construction. The 77-story superstructure (1,401ft) is made of more than 26,000 tons of steel, 75,000 cubic yards of concrete, and took 3,000 workers 4 years to complete!  With the focus on sustainability and design, Dawson doors were a key component to help tie together the Architects’ design intent for the entry portals. 


Dawson was selected for this high-profile project, because of their reputation, experience, and high-quality product. When constructing the main entry doors, Dawson was asked to provide a durable high-quality product that matched the global and sustainable design. Dawson crafted its proprietary Balanced Ultra- narrow stile with Centerhung All Glass (Herculite). Dawson worked directly with W & W Glass, LLC during installation. 

“We chose Dawson, because of their reputation and ability to deliver a high-quality product on-time even during a pandemic. Working with Dawson was a productive experience and the team was very helpful and patient through the ordeal of finalizing the design intent and providing the doors when needed.” Kevin Ramoutar, Project Manager at W & W Glass LLC.

For the material, Dawson provided 13 (.090″)  and 16 (.060″) Muntz metal with a #4 satin finish. The choice of material and finish gave the doors a sleek and lustrous look that matched the unparalleled design of One Vanderbilt. For the framing, Dawson provided both automatic and manual headers.


  • Doors: Balanced Ultra-narrow stile and Centerhung All Glass (Herculite)
  • Sidelites: None
  • Frames: Header only, both automatic and manual
  • Material: .090″  and .060″ Muntz metal
  • Finish: #4 satin finish
  • Architect: Kohn, Pedersen Fox Associates
  • Location: One Vanderbilt Ave., New York, NY