Public School 204 in Brooklyn had been dealing with exterior water damage for years due to old age. Severe interior flooding in the Fall of 2011 however, forced immediate action. Nelligan White was tapped by the SCA to design and execute a comprehensive renovation plan to bring new life to this century-old educational cornerstone of the Bensonhurst neighborhood.
Originally constructed in 1929, the school had been reporting water damage to the interior for years, cracking of the exterior masonry façade, and water ponding in the schoolyard. From August to October 2011, the building experienced multiple floods of 3”-4” of standing water, devastating many of its classrooms. Nelligan White performed an extensive survey of the school building and determined immediate action had to be taken to preserve the structure’s long-term usability.
As a result of the repairs executed to address all reported damage, and prevention methods installed to prevent future infiltration, this four-story institution of learning was reinvigorated for many generations to come.
This project was substantially complete in February, 2016.