Location New York, NY
Client Knickerbocker Village Inc.,
Completion 2019
Total $20,000,000
Mechanical/Plumbing $4,600,000
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.