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NYC Public Health Lab | Space Needs Analysis

LERA is the structural engineer 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 consists of structural steel framing for both floor and lateral load resisting systems. 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.

 

Location

New York, NY

 

Client

NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation;
NYC Economic Development Corporation

 

Architect

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill