Extensive Renovation to a Historical Stone Building
This historical stone building in Lower Manhattan required extensive forensic demolition in order to save the building's historic facade, while building a complete new structure to accommodate and support the daily activities of the NYC Police Department.
It was the Owner's intention to demolish the existing building, yet maintain the old building's historic, famous facade, which has been seen in such television shows as NYPD Blue. A recognizable face by all, Navillus carefully labeled and salvaged each piece of the historic stone facade prior to the demolition of the existing building and protectively stored them in their facility. All pieces were restored and reused in rebuilding this New York City social landmark. Navillus also self-performed the concrete poured on metal deck, brick, block and tile as well as the general contracting work, which included the installation of an aluminum metal panel facade on portions of the building. This required acute attention to detail and a heightened level of care, as the building adjoins other buildings on both sides. The team also designed and constructed a new basement, seven office floors, a mezzanine floor level located between the first and second floors, and a mechanical penthouse.
From start to finish, Navillus succeeded in preserving the building's historical aesthetic charm while rendering it fully functional for regular use by the NYPD.