WOODBURY CAR WASH, LONG ISLAND, NY
The design and construction coordination challenge for the Woodbury Car Wash included maintaining the capacity to wash at least 300 cars per day throughout 9 months of scheduled construction and minimizing the shut down of operations to a total of just five days. The necessity to sustain the cash flow of the existing business resulted in a design strategy that preserved the existing masonry structure while installing an independent steel frame exo-skeleton from which a second floor mechanical area was suspended. Obsolete systems and tunnel equipment were strategically phased out as the internal services were upgraded.
Development Strategy: Latent Productions with Embassy Equities Design: Latent Productions with SR+T Architects
General Contractor: Latent Productions
Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
Photography: Latent and Ho Kyung Lee