Commercial Roof Deck for Chelsea Office Property
The property manager’s primary aim was to create a desirable amenity for prospective commercial tenants. For structural reasons and to maximize city views, the deck was designed to sit atop a new steel frame elevated by steel posts- extensions to the building’s existing columns. The area of wood (combustible) decking was limited to 20% of the building’s gross roof area by NYC building code. A 3 foot wide perimeter of stainless steel grating was introduced to increase the usable area while maintaining the feel of a primarily wood deck. The project also included an access stair, new bulkhead, and decorative fencing to separate the building’s utilitarian roof from the deck.
Location: New York, NY, US
My Role: Project Manager
Additional Credits: RKT&B Architects
Overseeing Partner: Peter Bafitis