Bovis Lend Lease, LMB
Avalon Bay Communities
DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
As Project Executive and Vice President of Bovis Lend Lease, LMB, Steven Socol and his team were responsible for the construction and project management of a 475,000 square foot apartment building with a multilevel community and athletic center in the first building. It is operated jointly by the University Settlement, a 117 year old social service agency and the Chinatown branch of Y.M.C.A. of greater New York. The complex features a 14-story tower with 361 apartments and 85,000 square feet of retail space. The building includes a variety of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. This building is unique since there are five subway tunnels that run directly through the site into two sections of the cellar level. The building load is actually being placed on the roof of the tunnels with 4’0” to 5’0” reinforced concrete mats. Extensive seismic tilt and settlement monitoring had to be located in the subway tunnels during the performance of work.