301 First Avenue

New York, NY

GMS provided structural engineering and special inspection services for the redevelopment of this 146,000 sf, 24 story tower with two below-grade parking levels. The project included a feasibility study and structural engineering for a new elevator serving the 1st to 24th floors with new slab openings at each floor, new bulkhead and machine room at the roof, modification and re-support of the 1st floor to accommodate new elevator. GMS also provided the review of cores and various infills throughout the building, a new occupiable terrace and repair of the existing parking garage.

The redevelopment converted an apartment building into student housing for The New School. The flat-plate concrete structure now includes 158 suites of 3, 4 or 6 beds each.

Client: GFP Real Estate

Architect: SLCE Architects