Location New York, NY
Client Knickerbocker Village Inc.,
Expertise Storm resiliency improvements
During hurricane Sandy, Knickerbocker Village suffered severe damage to its HVAC equipment, electrical room and various doors and windows. L+M’s repair and resiliency program for the complex included:
- upgrading the mechanical and electrical system
- flood proofing the existing meter rooms and proposed new ones
- creating a new flood-proof structure over the boiler room in the courtyard to house new controls for the boilers and heating system
- designing new parapet walls built over existing areaway walls at an elevation higher than the base flood elevation
- replacing the electrical equipment in the four buildings where the services are located
- installing emergency generators to provide power in case of a power outage.
The apartment complex, which opened in 1935, consists of 12 attached residential building in two courts. All of the buildings are 13-stories except for one which has 10. The first floor includes a school, social clubs, restaurants and retail stores.