New York City Buildings
Affordable Housing NYC Architect
New York City Buildings
Affordable Housing NYC Architect
New York City Buildings
Affordable Housing NYC Architect
New York City Buildings
Affordable Housing NYC Architect
New York City Buildings
Affordable Housing NYC Architect


Ingersoll-Whitman Houses

Our investigation of the existing buildings reveals that the twenty-seven (27) six-story buildings will only require a cosmetic renovation of the existing facilities. However, the eight (8) high-rise buildings will require a more substantial renovation, which will result in the net loss of as many as 75 units in those buildings.

In order to compensate for this loss of apartments, a vertical expansion of all existing buildings is proposed as outlined in the Design Proposal.

A summary structural analysis revealed that the 6-story and 13-story buildings would be capable of supporting only one more floor each.

The 11-story buildings will support two more floors. These additional floors will be constructed from lightweight steel framing and have a stucco exterior finish.

Pitched roofs are proposed because the New York City Buildings Code does not require roof access in buildings that have a roof pitch of 20° or more. So, for the 31 buildings that will have only one additional floor, the existing stairs to the current roof may be used without alteration.

Furthermore, a pitched metal roof has a significantly longer and less maintenance intensive lifespan than low slope roof systems.