NYC Public Health Lab | Space Needs Analysis
LERA was the structural engineer for a feasibility study for a new 9-story, 222,000-sf building in Harlem for the NYC Public Health Laboratory system. Existing buildings on the site will be demolished to grade prior to the new building construction.
The building will contain numerous laboratory and related spaces with ground floor lobby, clinic, and loading dock spaces and a 9th floor mechanical level. The building structural system is envisioned to consist of structural steel framing for both floor and lateral load resisting systems. It is expected that foundations will need to be deep foundations due to the deep elevation of rock. Part of the eastern project site line is located at the FEMA 500-year floodplain. Due to the critical nature of this facility, the ground level will be dry flood proofed to the 500-year design flood elevation.
New York, NY
NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation;
NYC Economic Development Corporation
Perkins Eastman Architects