The Bayside Quad
38-39 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, New York 11361
Scope of work:
Converted existing theater and motion picture structure into an office and retail building. The existing two-story brick building included four movie theaters, a 60-feet high shaft which contained screens and catwalks of the theaters. The project consisted of a demolition phase to remove the four movie theaters including the removal of supporting steel beams incased in concrete and the attached concrete slabs. All preserved steel members were reused in the construction phase.
The construction phase included the creation of a new cellar including the design of foundations, columns, concrete slab on grade, new concrete floors, steel columns and beams in the 60’ high shaft.
The existing theater marquee was slightly modified to be used for advertisement signs. The two-story arch was preserved as the main entrance into the building, where a two-story atrium was designed. Additionally, it included the installation of a new handicapped elevator to service the new and existing floors. The completed retail and office building includes a cellar and three-story office spaces with a portion of the third floor connecting to a fourth floor addition through an internal staircase.
The resulting commercial square footage is approximately 50,000 square feet.
TMZ retained as Structural Engineer of Record to design the columns, beams and foundations. Prepared schematic design, design development, construction documents and specifications.