This luxury residential development was completed in 2003. It was quickly discovered that there were serious construction deficiencies. After several years of unsatisfactory forensic work with other professionals,  Bone/Levine Architects was engaged to do a comprehensive investigation of the building envelope, interior construction conditions and building systems..

On the facades there was widespread masonry failure. Probes showed a lack of proper stone anchors, waterproofing, seismic detailing, brick ties and shelf angles. The only effective course of action to yield a code compliant, high performance wall system was to fully reconstruct the facade. The work also included window replacement and roofing and waterproofing..

Building inspections also revealed that the structures lacked primary fire safety detailings.  The corrective work required interior modifications of stairways, shafts, and occupied units. B/LA provided the reports, documentation and testimony to the NYS AG’s office related to settlement agreements with the developer. 

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