Rehabilitate Grand Staircase
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Rehabilitate Grand Staircase

New York State Office of General Services|Albany, New York
architecture+ designed the rehabilitation of the Grand Staircase between the Empire State Plaza and the Cultural Education Center as a New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Term Contract assignment. This $7.4 million project was undertaken, primarily, to replace the original structural slab waterproofing system that had reached the end of its expected service life.
Project Type:
Municipal
Building Science
Preservation
Cost:
$7.4 million (construction)
2016
Honor Award, Historic Preservation, AIA, Eastern New York Chapter
2016
Structural Engineering Project of the Year, Structural Engineering Institute, Mohawk Hudson Chapter
 
All of the granite steps were removed and stored on site while the cast-in-place concrete sub slab waterproofing system was removed and replaced. The granite steps were reinstalled as a drainable rainscreen. New stainless steel trench drains and stainless steel step lighting housings with LED light fixtures were designed and custom fabricated for the project.