Instituto Cervantes

The Spanish Government retained LePatner to oversee the relocation of it’s premier cultural institution in New York to a property surrounding the landmark Astor Yard a few blocks from the United Nations.

LePatner drafted the construction agreements, represented the owner at commuity board and Landmark Commission meetings, overcame their initial opposition to the project and established and oversaw a rigorous completion schedule achieved by all the contractors in time for the facility to be dedicated by Spain’s Prince Phillip as originally scheduled.