Terminal Warehouse, Restoration

New York City, NY


This massive adaptive reuse project transformed a historic, brick warehouse built in 1891 into a multi-functioning mix of office, retail and event space in West Chelsea’s Historic District. The unique building is a thoughtful blend of beautifully restored “authentic features” such as windows, wood columns dating back to 1512, and the original steel tracks combined with modern amenities that include a wide range of space types, double height ceilings, green spaces, a central courtyard, tons of natural light, outdoor work areas and views of the Hudson River. Its bold sustainability features have earned it LEED Platinum, WELL Gold and WiredScore Platinum certifications. 


Acting as the means & methods design engineer, Plan B Engineering was brought on to brace and stabilize the existing 40,000 SF building through partial demolition. Considering budget and site constraints, PLB designed an interior structural brace frame for the western third of the block and combined it with an exterior custom scaffold to preserve and support the existing ten-story, historical masonry facade. 


Additionally, PLB managed the vital coordination of multiple trades for the complicated logistics needed to implement the shoring and bracing, which helped reduce field issues and kept the project costs and construction schedule on target. 

Project Type:

Shoring & Bracing

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