Photo by David La Spina

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Designed by George A. and Henry Boehm, the landmarked 1916 building at 165 W. 57th Street is located across from Carnegie Hall. Originally the home of the Louis H. Chalif Normal School of Dancing and more recently occupied by Columbia Artists Management Inc., the five-story brick and polychrome terra-cotta clad building has an asymmetrical facade. IESE Business School purchased the building and commissioned Gensler to create a campus. Gensler recommended SGH to provide a structural condition assessment, upgrades, and building enclosure consulting.