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The Corbin Building, Fulton Center: Rediscovering and Renewing An Architectural Gem – Part 6

This is part 6 of 6 Building services co-ordination Although much of the Corbin restoration and upgrade focused on structural and architectural elements, integrating modern MEP and IT systems within an irregular constricted structure that was difficult to modify and lacked normal headroom in many areas presented its own set of unique challenges. [su_pullquote]Space within […]
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The Corbin Building, Fulton Center: Rediscovering and Renewing An Architectural Gem – Part 5

This is part 5 of 6 Engineering analysis and implementation Modelling Masonry Engineering investigation proved what was already expected: Corbin’s iron frame was designed as a gravity-only structure — fairly typical for the time — and it clearly relied on the various masonry elements of the façade for lateral stability. The plan (Fig 29) shows […]
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The Corbin Building, Fulton Center: Rediscovering and Renewing An Architectural Gem – Part 2

This is part 2 of 6 HABS documentation and rediscovery To make way for the new Fulton Center pavilion, the Corbin Building was initially scheduled for demolition along with others occupying the west end of the block between John Street and Fulton Street, and Arup sub-contracted the historic preservation specialists Page Ayres Cowley Architects (PACA) […]