NYPD Bomb Squad Building

Located on the southern peninsula of Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx, the new NYPD Bomb Squad Building will replace the unit’s existing facilities, which were severely damaged during Superstorm Sandy. Langan reviewed the geotechnical subsurface investigation report prepared by CDM Smith and provided by the New York City Department of Design and Construction for the Bomb Squad Building. The poor subsurface conditions and the site lying below the one percent annual flood zone with a base flood elevation of el. 14 posed challenges to the design of the foundation. Langan redesigned the foundation system to substantiate uplift force during high flood levels. Our recommendation produced an economical foundation system to suit the subsurface conditions with flood resilience capability.  

2017 New York Public Design Commission - Award of Excellence in Design