Silman, A TYLin Company, provided structural engineering services for the new 40th Precinct Station House, now under construction in the Bronx, New York.
The site for the new police precinct is located over an inactive rail line in the Mott Haven neighborhood. The programmatic needs of the station house include offices, space for common areas, training rooms, booking areas, and a secure detention area, which are organized within a series of stacked boxes.
One of Silman’s main challenges involved coordinating interactions between the main structure and the precast concrete panel façade system. Because of the building’s shape, various cantilevers and overhangs required special attention during design. Limiting deflections of those same cantilevers and overhangs posed an additional challenge.
- The primary lateral system of the concrete-on-metal-deck building consists of concentric braced frames concealed within portions of the exterior opaque walls.
- The 40th Precinct Station House is designed to exceed the requirements for LEED Silver certification.
Renderings Credit: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)