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90 West Street, New York, NY

Levine Builders provided construction management services for the renovation of 90 West Street, a landmark building, originally designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert. Located one block from the former World Trade Center and badly damaged by fire and falling debris on September 11, 2001, this 23-story office building was converted into a 410-unit residential tower. Its terra cotta and limestone exterior restored to its original splendor; damaged portions of the 100-year-old terra cotta removed and replaced along with damaged limestone, granite and windows.

Interior construction included the creation of apartments, a new lobby, and new MEP systems and elevators, to support a residential building. 90 West Street offers 154 studios, 220 one-bedroom, 31 two-bedroom and five three-bedroom rental apartments, as well as ground level retail space and a lower level garage.
Financing for this project was provided, in part, from tax-exempt Liberty Bonds as well as Historic Landmark tax credits.

230-259 West 116th Street, New York, NY

A 90-unit gut rehabilitation and conversion of vacant shells into moderate income housing. Sponsored by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development's Participation Loan Program.

The American Felt Building, 114 East 13th Street, New York, NY

Alteration of a 1906 limestone clad industrial building into an avant-garde luxury condominium building. Converted in 1984, this 11-story, red brick building now contains 40 loft-style apartments.

Anderson Houses, Bronx, NY

Gut rehabilitation of 263 units of affordable housing under the auspices of the New York City Department of Housing and Preservation and Development in the Highbridge section of the Bronx.

Clinton Housing, 500 West 42nd Street, New York, NY

Originally designed by Ernest Flagg as the first 100% fireproof apartment building in New York City, 500 West 42nd Street, received a gut renovation and additional new structure, under New York City's Inclusionary Housing program, in association with Clinton Housing Development Company, a not-for-profit organization. Located at 42nd Street and 10th Avenue, this 100 year old, six-story, c-shaped building was reconfigured to provide additional usable space on each floor. The existing courtyard was demolished and all load bearing walls removed. Extensive shoring was put in place while the new concrete foundation featuring mini piles at all new bearing locations was poured. Additional bearing walls and steel framing was erected to infill the old courtyard. The building's footprint and overall square footage was enlarged by twenty-five percent (25%). The original two access stair towers were removed and replaced with an elevator and set of egress stairs. Each floor is comprised of six units that have modern, peninsula kitchens and hexagonal ceramic tiles in the kitchens and baths. The newly created lobby and public hallways have hexagonal mosaic tile floors, consistent with the original, turn of the 20th century era of the building.

Powell Houses, New York, NY

A series of abandoned tenements in Harlem, renovated to create affordable rental housing through the New York City Department of Housing and Preservation and Development's Vacant Building Program utilizing federal low income housing tax credit.

QuatroLex Apartments, East 104th Street, New York, NY

A gut rehabilitation of three vacant buildings into a single apartment building complex. In cooperation with a community based not-for-profit development sponsor, this project created 21 apartments and three retail space on East 104th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues. Funding was provided by The Housing Trust Fund Program of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.

The Sage House, 4 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

A dynamic penthouse addition constructed with structural steel and clad with architectural aluminum and glass above a fashionable Gramercy Park residential cooperative.

Wales Avenue Complex, Bronx, NY

Levine Builders provided general contracting services for the "in-occupancy" renovation/rehabilitation of a dilapidated 237-unit, low-income, residential property. Approximately 80 years old, these nine buildings, one of which was fire damaged and stood vacant, were in desperate need of repair. Extensive asbestos abatement was undertaken at the commencement of the project. Several layers of asbestos containing roofing membrane had to be removed from each entire roof on all buildings. A full program of dust and debris management was in operation for the duration of the project to protect the health and safety of the residents.
In order to facilitate habitation of residents, the renovations were completed in a phased fashion, requiring intricate scheduling and phasing coordination. This project changed the quality of life for its occupants by providing new kitchens, bathrooms and windows, adequate electric services and code compliant wiring throughout, updated plumbing and gas services and intercom systems in each building. Each apartment entry and building entrance was replaced providing a more secure environment, and the restoration of the buildings' exterior and roof enhances the property's appearance. This 18-month gut renovation was completed under New York City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development Article 8A program.

York River House, New York, NY

Comprehensive modernization of the common interior and exterior elements of a three building, 726-unit residential co-op on Manhattan's East Side.