NYCSCA P.S. 373K Brooklyn Transition Center
The State Historic Preservation Office-eligible gothic building that houses a 9th through 12th grade public high school required repairs due to both age and weather-related fatigue, and also in part because a past repair failed.
The building’s parapets are heavily ornamented with a terracotta balustrade railing and large pediments, all of which required complete replacement. Several of the pediments were roughly 16 feet tall above the roof deck and, due to the nature and classic image of the building, all repairs and reconstructions were done to preserve the character of the design.
A demising wall located along the side property line required a complete face brick replacement. Attention was given to the simple load-bearing masonry construction of the building. The roof of the below-grade auditorium that was used a playground was replaced. The leaking areaways and fencing were also reconstructed.