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Architectural Technology Grad Designs Telecom Conduit Runs for Innovative New Manhattan Multi-purpose Building

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City Tech architectural technology graduate Omar Alequin ’09 went on to earn a master’s degree in construction management from NYU-Poly in 2012 and is currently working as a project coordinator with Eze Castle Integration, the market leader in IT services, technology and consulting for hedge funds and alternative investment firms. His responsibilities have included planning, execution and finalization of projects through strategic planning and needs assessment, design development, bid support and construction administration on multiple projects.  

Recently, he worked with his former managing director, Demetrios Gianniris (also a CUNY graduate), on designing the conduit runs from the base building telecom closet to the roof of the new and innovative 12-story multi-purpose building currently under construction at 51 Astor Place in Manhattan. This will enable the lighting of the building by telecom carriers.

“Omar was instrumental in the success of what has been Eze Castle's most challenging design endeavor to date,” says Gianniris. “He was able to navigate through the complexities of designing a fully redundant telecommunications infrastructure around a maze of difficulty with ease.”

Developer Edward J. Minskoff assembled a team of prominent international design professionals to create this building and strive towards LEED Platinum status. Visit the 51 Astor Place website at


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