P.S. 178 Manhattan
“...the challenges of this project was to design & build a new five story school of approximately 60,000 square feet in a record design and construction time frame of 16 1/2 months. It is our opinion as the architects of record for this project that Calcedo Construction Corporation performed in an extraordinary manner in order to acheive this accelerated schedule. The daily involvement of the principal of the firm, Mr. Joseph Tomei and the highly responsive and experienced project managers and staff of this organization made a vast difference. Our firms formed a very positive cooperative alliance between architect and contractor to get this project completed on time and jointly maintaining standards of quality and excellence of design. Our office highly esteems and recommends Calcedo Construction Corporation for your most challenging projects." - Joseph Coppola, AIA Principal-Richard Dattner & Partners
The school contains classrooms for Kindergarten thru 5th grade classrooms, administrative offices & mechanical spaces. At the 5th floor of the school is a 3,500 SF gymnasium.
Five story structure with a basement.
Basement and first floor are 12,000 SF.
The 2nd thru 5th Floors are 7,800 SF per floor to allow for a roof top playground on the first floor, which is 4,200 SF, since the site was confined and did not allow for outside facilities beyond the borders of the property lines.
Richard Dattner & Partners
12-18 Elwood Street,
New York, NY
P.S. 178-Manhattan Main Entrance at Bogardus. Pl.
P.S. 178-Manhattan - Bogardus Place & Elwood Street View
P.S. 178-Manhattan - Rooftop Playground