DESIGN & MODERATE REHABILITATION
410 & 460 GRAND STREET, 131 BROOME STREET, 17 PITT STREET, 144 CLINTON STREET, NEW YORK, NY
The Grand Street Guild rehabilitation is a late-1960’s “super block” on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. By 2007, the three towers were leaking, surrounded by protective bridging, and the 600 residential units’ were in need of much more than a “fresh coat of paint.” With the site in serious need of an architectural intervention, CTA was hired to perform a moderate rehabilitation of the complex.
As part of the Grand Street Guild’s rehabilitation, the roofs were replaced, each floor’s perimeter masonry was reflashed, and the ground floor cladding was redesigned at all three towers. All the public spaces at the building’s interiors were redesigned, and all 600 apartments received new bathrooms, kitchens, and paint finishes. The apartment renovations were carefully programmed so that no residents had to be displaced during the rehabilitation. The mechanical systems were replaced in all three buildings, and the site was relandscaped with the addition of a newly designed amphitheater. The rehabilitation included the design and construction of a new 3,500 square foot maintenance building with a green roof. This building, located at 17 Pitt Street, received a 2016 Design Award of Merit from the New York Society of American Registered Architects.
Owner: Grand Street Guild Housing Development Fund Company, Inc.
Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)