The Board of the New York
City Housing Authority has approved a $2.3 million contract to repair the
exterior brickwork of Williams Plaza Houses, a public housing development in the
Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
"This is major renovation work that not
only includes the replacement of brickwork, but new horizontal expansion joints,
rebuilding the existing vertical expansion joints and cleaning the facades of
the buildings," said NYCHA Chairman Tino Hernandez.
The contract was awarded to Sumrart
Restoration Corp, of Bellerose, N.Y., and is expected to take about a year to
Williams Plaza Houses has five
buildings, 14 and 21-stories tall with 577 apartments housing approximately
1,674 people. Completed in April 1964, the 5.58-acre site is bordered by
Roebling Street, Broadway, Division and Marcy Avenues.