Exacting Renovation

by Karl Rubenacker, Structural Engr.; Gilsanz Murray Steficek, New York, NY,
Sukru Tirnakli, Proj. Engr.; Gilsanz Murray Steficek, New York, NY,
Ramon Gilsanz, Partner; Gilsanz Murry Steficek, New York, NY,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1999, Vol. 69, Issue 9, Pg. 58-61

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: In the heart of Greenwich Village a building that would typically be demolished given its current condition has been saved and restored with careful engineering and a precise demolition/construction sequence. The masonry and wood building—which exhibited severe mortar decay, story drift, and rotten wood floors—was restored from a derelict warehouse to a luxury residential and work space over the course of two years. Some complications in this project include the mixing of new and old flooring, correcting uneven elevations in the floors, correcting the straightness of masonry walls, and dealing with decayed masonry that has delaminated.

Subject Headings: Buildings | Decomposition | Delaminating | Masonry | Rehabilitation | Renovation |

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