In a Queen’s neighborhood in New York City, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects (MBB) completed the expansion and renovation of one of the borough’s largest elementary schools. Doubling the size, they created a new building, learning spaces, and other community amenities in the crowded district.
Earlier this month, West Soho’s newest residential tower, Greenwich West, rose to its full 30-story height. Paris- and New York-based architects combined classic New York design and a French aesthetic to the building and wove it into the urban fabric of the historic streetscape.
The costs of cleaning efflorescence from grout joints and tile surfaces can range from a lost day on a callback to a financial fortune, depending on the size and type of project on which it occurs. For example, to acid-wash tile on one large project, remediation costs exceeded $100,000 for the labor and the scaffolding.
The decision to replace an existing roof is often made in response to ongoing water leakage rather than as part of a proactive maintenance regimen, as owners and facility management companies attempt to obtain the last ounce of serviceability out of their building systems to manage cost. Unfortunately, such deferred maintenance can result in additional cost.
Fotografiska, the Stockholm-based photo museum, has selected the team of architect and designers who will transform the historic 281 Park Ave South building into Fotografiska New York. It will open in spring 2019, and offer photography exhibitions, restaurant and bar concept, and culturally eclectic event programming.