Urban Boutique-Style Hotel
IMEG provided structural engineering design services for the new 177,000-sf, 14-story steel frame hotel featuring 223 rooms, fitness center, banquet room, several restaurants, and a rooftop lounge.
The foundation construction was a complicated endeavor. During the demolition and excavation of the parking garage that had formerly inhabited the site, an existing two-level basement was discovered underneath that was part of an 1800s office building. Also uncovered were a boiler plant for the office building and concourse tunnels that connected to the subway system. In order to continue with construction, IMEG circumvented these existing cavities under the site by threading new caissons around the abandoned tunnels and caissons. A partial mat foundation covered the two-level basement.