Red Hook East Building 29

During Hurricane Sandy, Red Hook East Building 29’s ground floor space was flooded with approximately 15 feet of sewage-contaminated water and the mechanical and electrical systems were severely damaged. Due to groundwater infiltration, the entire cellar of Building 29 is consistently flooded with approximately 8 inches of standing water. The building was boarded up and…

PS 50 Manhattan Greenhouse

PS 50 Manhattan is a 1974 school building constructed as part of a brutalist residential complex overlooking the East River. The structure consists of a reinforced concrete frame with masonry infill. Exposed floor slabs create a layering effect which, paired with the cast-in-place stair towers and diagonally oriented mechanical bulkhead, results in a sense of…

Lavanburg Homes

The storm surge catalyzed by Superstorm Sandy flooded the cellar and submerged the boiler room of Lavanburg Homes for several days. The saltwater brought on by this storm effectively destroyed or severely damaged all mechanical and electrical systems in the cellar. Although maintenance personnel and emergency contractors made strides to replace the damaged mechanical equipment,…

Glenwood Houses

After decades serving this community, problems related to old age and continued use began to manifest throughout the complex. Ponding and leaking at the roof and face brick deterioration were among several issues our team addressed in this rehabilitation. We found that existing face brick had not been installed to allow for cyclical expansion, thus…

Carey Gardens

Though the building’s systems had survived previous storms, the Superstorm Sandy tidal surge caused unprecedented damage. The first-floor space of all three towers and the community center were inundated by several feet of water. Furthermore, the mechanical and electrical systems were significantly damaged as boilers and critical systems were permanently destroyed. The development is still…

Bushwick Leaders’ High School

After 140 years of use with only provisional repairs, the building had incurred extensive damage. Existing wooden cornices suffered from decay, masonry exhibited cracks and spalling, and water had flooded the basement. An investigation also revealed that the existing brick wall assembly suffered from a combination of deteriorated back up masonry, voids of varying sizes,…

Baruch Houses

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Nelligan White was asked by NYCHA to evaluate the long-term resilience of Baruch Houses. This project would set a standard for improving organizational and maintenance plans for NYCHA‚Äôs building portfolio. Furthermore, Nelligan White was also tasked with the responsibility of creating design solutions to make Baruch Houses more flood-resistant.…