Designed by C.B.J. Snyder and initially constructed in 1921, Public School 60 in the Bronx experienced severe flooding from precipitation and groundwater. To address the water infiltration, Nelligan White designed a comprehensive campaign for the installation of a new stormwater detention system, watertight structural concrete finish, and brick masonry exterior.
After a thorough inspection of the five-story, 113,000 square-foot structure, we determined that the nearly century-old school building was due for extensive renovations to address and prevent further water infiltration.
With the installation of a 5,000 cu. ft. stormwater detention system and new concrete, we created watertight arrangements on both a structural scale and at the basement elevation. Further, we removed areas of deteriorating face brick and backup masonry and replaced the facade to meet contemporary standards.
This project was substantially completed in February 2012.