The YWCA of Brooklyn is an 11-story mixed-use building located in Boerum Hill. The not-for-profit community organization was first founded in 1888 and has been at the forefront of the most critical social movements for more than 150 years: from women’s empowerment and civil rights to affordable housing, pay equity, violence prevention, and health care. It’s Third Avenue facility was built in 1927 to the designs of Frederick Ackerman. The building is now home to the YWCA offices, a community theater, and nine floors of low-income housing.

In response to FISP items and ongoing leak issues, CTA is performing an exterior restoration of the building. This restoration includes localized masonry rebuilding, waterproofing, steel repair/reinforcement, parapet reconstruction, localized sill replacement, localized stone replacement and patch repair, ornamental metal repainting, and new perimeter roof railing installation.

In addition to the original scope of work, we replaced part of the slab roof at two corners of the building after discovering significant deterioration during construction. We coordinated with GACE structural engineers to shore surrounding roof areas and parapets and replace the structurally compromised sections of the roof all during the on-going facade repairs.

Funding for this project is being managed by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation (HPD) and Development. As such, work (including contractor selection, contract negotiation, and change orders) has been subject to HPD review.

Owner: YWCA Brooklyn

Estimated Budget: Withheld