Quality Design Supporting Community Development
The structural system features concrete and masonry piers at the basement level, cast iron columns at the first level and wood trusses along the upper levels. The addition of stairs and elevators required the design of bulkheads and a new flooring system. To accommodate large storefront glass walls, the entire first floor facing the street was reconstructed. Since two buildings were joined, a pass-through was made at each level via connecting links. Due to its proximity to an existing subway tunnel, the design of this building also involved interfacing with the NYC Transit Authority to develop a foundation solution that would prevent the transmission of loads to the immediately adjacent elevated train. Along the exterior length of the building, the entire sidewalk vault was reconstructed.