LERA at Coney Island Hospital Topping Out Ceremony

On Thursday, Feb. 27, LERA attended the beam-signing ceremony held by Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn. Along with New York City Health and Hospitals, NYC EDC, NBBJ Architects, BR+A Engineers, and Turner Construction, LERA's design team signed the steel beam that will top off the 11-story tower.

LERA's team poses over the beam signed by hundreds involved in the project.

(Irwin Lamontagne, Crystal Lin, Yun Luo, Tom Syku, Douglas Gonzalez)

Coney Island Hospital was severely affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. As part of FEMA’s recovery effort, LERA is the structural engineer for a new 11-story acute care hospital tower, to be known as the Critical Services Structure.

LERA is providing resiliency designs to keep the hospital fully operational in the event of a storm surge that floods the entire first level of the campus, including a new permanent flood mitigation structure (e.g. flood wall).

In addition to leading the design of the renovation and various improvements to the existing site, LERA is providing demolition drawings for the demolition of the existing Hammett Pavilion, Building 6 and Building 3 (Shops/MER Building), as well as the selective demolition of portions of the existing Main Building and Tower Building.

LATEST UPDATE: Phase Two of the Coney Island Hospital Topping Out Ceremony is complete! Turner Construction raised the final beam into place at the Brooklyn, NY facility on May 5th.

At the beam signing ceremony in February LERA's design team joined the entire design and construction team in signed the steel beam that tops off the new 11-story acute care hospital tower which will serve as the Critical Services Structure. While high winds kept the beam from being raised that morning, we are proud to celebrate the milestone today for this important healthcare project.

LERA's team signing names on the steel beam for Coney Island Hospital's 11-story tower.

Doug Gonzalez, Project Director, signs the beam.

Coney Island Hospital new tower, view looking up from Ocean Parkway & Avenue Z.

Coney Island Hospital new tower, view on 5th floor.

New 11-story tower for Coney Island Hospital topped out on Feb. 27th, 2020.

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