EXTERIOR STAIR DESIGN
AVENUE C & 13TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY
Haven Plaza is a four-building, 371-unit residential complex with a central elevated plaza available to residents. This plaza space is connected to the street level by two sets of stairs at the exterior.
While the site’s central plaza had already been redesigned and re-landscaped as part of the Haven Plaza Rehabilitation, the exterior stairs connecting the plaza to the street level were not included in that scope of work. After the rehabilitation was completed, CTA was asked by the owner to replace the exterior stairs. We designed new site-cast reinforced concrete stairs with custom metal railings. The stairs were poured in place using custom formwork, which allows the cantilevered landings to “float” without suspension or support.
The project also included the design and construction of a new accessibility ramp, and the plaza wall at the north townhouses was rebuilt.
Owner: Haven Plaza Housing Development Fund Company, Inc. c/o The Wavecrest Management Team, 87-14 116th Street, Richmond Hill, NY