ARCHITECT: Li/Saltzman Architects, PC
ENGINEER: Nash Associates
CONSULTANT: Charles J. Blum Consultants
Cirgenski+Capalino continues to serve as the Owner’s Representative for the Colony Club’s 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 floors four and five (guestrooms) and the overall cleaning of the building façades, as well as marble and metal replacement and restorations. Prioritization of recommendations and consideration of the Club’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
REFERENCES: Jeanne Sloane, Foundation Board President
Images courtesy of Li/Saltzman Architects, PC.