Flooding and other building damage from Superstorm Sandy in 2012 is a distant memory following capital improvements that included a 10-story addition, interior renovations, resilient power systems and a new 4-ft-high floodwall.
The Adams Street branch is the first new library built in Brooklyn since 1983 and the first branch constructed in the DUMBO neighborhood—the result of dozens of meetings with community members aimed at providing new resources for the area and fostering civic literacy.
In spite of 2020 challenges that included shuttering non-essential construction sites, the construction sector in New York and New Jersey completed scores of noteworthy projects—a number of which achieved recognition as ENR New York 2021 Best Projects.
The 850,000-sq-ft project consists of two residential buildings connected by a mixed-use podium and surrounded by an acre of public open space along the Brooklyn waterfront, helping transform the area from its industrial roots to a dynamic gateway neighborhood.
Revamping the pedestrian connection between Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 began with the removal of the existing wood and steel structure, situated between ten- and six-story buildings above a below-grade parking facility and extending into an active park.
The largest facility of its type in Brooklyn, the 400,000-sq-ft ambulatory care center houses 12 state-of-the-art operating rooms with specialty video systems, associated private pre-/post-op rooms for outpatient procedures, central sterile and scope processing facilities, a cancer center with a compounding pharmacy, and specialty areas for cardiology, orthopedics and imaging.