Grant St. Administration Building 

LERA was the structural engineer for the rehabilitation of this administration building built in 1897, now used by the New York City Board of Education for school administration services. The project involved the restoration and preservation of the façade and roof.


Part of the roof is supported by large wood trusses, the deterioration of which caused the roof to settle and the exterior wall to move outward. As a result, several timber trusses had to be retrofitted to provide new supports, after which they were jacked back into their original location.

Location

Staten Island, NY 

 

Client  

New York City Board of Education 

 

Architect

Gruzen Samton