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  Magnum Manhattan Medical, 2013 1st Ave, NY
 
 
Designed in the late 1950’s the International Center for the Disabled, though innovative for its time, in its combination of outpatient rehabilitation functions with occupational therapy and mental health services, had become poorly outdated. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy where so many 1st Avenue medical facilities were rendered inoperable due to flooding this facility was re-envisioned as flood proof state of the art medical facility 75% larger than the original facility. The building was extended to the adjacent site and provided with both a 1st avenue and a 24th street entrance allowing for easy pedestrian and medical van access. These new lobbies were connected by an enclosed interior loggia with high levels of transparency to the street. The building was expanded in height by three stories and had a complete reengineering and relocation to upper stories of all building services to render the facility flood proof. To develop more efficient suite layouts a new vertical core location was developed. A new highly insulating curtain wall was proposed to clad both the new portions of the facility and to replace the un-insulated precast panels of the original structure. This curtain wall provided for both highly transparent sky lobbies and waiting areas as well as exam room privacy through the integration of internal blinds.






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