University Towers, Bronx, NY
Building this 7-story, 11-unit residential apartment building came with its own set of challenges. First, we had to dig the foundation out of solid rock, carefully using jackhammers so as not to undermine the two houses located mere inches from either side of the site. Next, the floors of the building, which rose higher than the adjacent homes, had to be installed one by one with the utmost concern for safety, by precisely maneuvering 4′ X 23′ concrete planks into position with a crane. There was no margin for error and the 11,000 sq. ft. building went up without a hitch.