The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA), Urbahn Architects, and general contractor MPCC Corp. have reached the construction milestone of “topping out” – or completing the structural steel frame – for the Public School 144 addition. Located at 93-02 69th Ave. in the Forest Hills section, the addition will accommodate the growing enrollment in the elementary school, also known as the Colonel Jeromus Remsen School, which currently serves 894 students in grades Pre-K to 5.
“The $52.4 million, four-story addition will house 26 new classrooms, an entrance lobby, an outdoor play area, a cafeteria, offices, and a medical suite. The new building’s contemporary architecture will reflect the exterior of the original school erected in 1931,” said Urbahn Architects’ principal, Donald Henry, Jr., AIA, LEED AP.
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