The New York City landmark – Tavern on the Green re-opened for dinner on April 24 and will open for lunch and brunch in mid-May! GMS helped the new restaurateurs by engineering modifications to the historic structure for the tenants, separate from the work performed by the NYC DDC to restore the building core and shell.
Our work at TOTG included evaluating the existing structure for new loads resulting from new mezzanines and mechanical equipment, modifying existing framed floors for new openings, designing footings and ballast for proposed new awning and tent structures, and repairing/strengthening existing floors due to deterioration and changes in loads.
The changes we designed touched many different parts of the Restaurant – as there were several previous major additions, renovations in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s, and our scope of work included changes in these old renovations as well as to the original area of the structure designed by Frederick Law Olmstead as a sheepfold back in the late 1800’s.
We were able to locate old drawings for many of the renovations from various sources but of course we also spent time in the field verifying existing conditions during construction.