ARCHITECT: Li/Saltzman Architects, PC- Phases 1-3
Howard L. Zimmerman Architects, Phases 4-5
ENGINEERS: Nash Associates; HLZA; Langan;
CONTRACTORS: West NY Restoration - Phases 1-4
Nova Restoration - Phases 5A & 5B
Cirgenski+Company continues to serve as the Owner’s Representative for the Colony Club Foundation, whose mission is to restore the exterior envelope of the historic Colony Club building on Park Avenue and 62nd Street. Initially the project scope was to repair and replace windows and exterior doors; however, a visual examination and due diligence of the entire exterior of the building lead to a more elaborate multi-phase construction program to address the additional conditions that were discovered. The phases comprise replacement of the slate roofs, and not only the functional and aesthetic concerns of the Club, but also restorations of the original appearance of the building and safety issues.
The work will ultimately be completed in separate phases in order to maximize the Foundation funds, as well as to maintain the envelope in a watertight condition. Phase I comprised the renovation of windows on floors six and seven and the roof, with additional work occurring at the fifth floor vertical slate wall surface. Phase II encompassed the sub-basement windows and doors up to and including the third floor mezzanine level. Additionally, site issues at the rear courtyard and areaways located on Park Avenue and East 62nd Street will also be addressed. The final phases involve restoration of floors four and five (hotel rooms); restoration of the rear yard and roof; the overall cleaning of the building façades; and marble and metal replacement and restorations. Prioritization of recommendations and consideration of the Foundation’s allocation of budget dollars is performed at the commencement of each phase.
SIZE: Exterior building envelope; multi-phased
SCHEDULE: Phase I - April 2008 to April 2009; Phase II - March 2012 to December 2012; Phase III - July 2014 to September 2016; Phase IV - March 2017 to October 2017; Phase V - March 2018 to August 2020
REFERENCES: Jeanne Sloane, Foundation Board President
Images courtesy of Li/Saltzman Architects, PC.