Olmsted’s Staten Island Home in State of Disrepair

Olmsted’s Staten Island Home in State of Disrepair

On Staten Island sits an important house in a dreadful state of disrepair. Described by the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission as "a distinguished residence," the former home of Central Park designer Frederick Law Olmstead was declared a landmark in 1967. Alternately known as the Olmsted-Beil House or the Poillon House, this structure is the final remnant of the original 125-acre...

Benefits of Membrane Roofing on New York City Buildings

Benefits of Membrane Roofing on New York City Buildings

When it comes to roofing, it seems like there are a million types to choose from - shingles, tile, metal, slate, membrane, even vegetated. It can be difficult to sift through all of the information and reach a conclusion about which one is the right choice for your building. Today, we are talking specifically about membrane roofing and its benefits...

Breathing Life Back Into Your Historic Building Envelope

Breathing Life Back Into Your Historic Building Envelope

New York City's Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP), formally known as Local Law 11, requires the facades of buildings of six or more stories to be inspected for safety every five years. This measure was a replacement for Local Law 10, originally enacted in the late 1990’s, which required inspections of only the front side of buildings. The latest inspection...

Things to Consider When Replacing Windows in New York City

Things to Consider When Replacing Windows in New York City

When replacing windows on construction projects in New York City, it is important to choose the right type of window and a qualified installer to do the work. There are several important things that need to be considered when choosing the proper window replacement, including whether your building is within a historic district, whether you’re concerned with acoustical or thermal...