All 11 buildings at
Fulton Houses in Manhattan will get new stainless steel security entrances under
a $1.5 million contract recently approved by the Board of the New York City
“This is in keeping with
NYCHA’s overall goal of making our 2,702 residential buildings in 345
developments as safe as possible by installing high-tech security entrances to
prevent unauthorized persons from entering our buildings,” said NYCHA Chairman
The new entrances include stainless
steel frames, sidelights and doors with electromagnetic locks and an intercom
system. The contract also calls for replacement of rear exit doors in all
buildings, including the community center. In addition, a new lighting system
will be installed in the vestibules and exterior entrances.
The contract was awarded to Franciscan Construction Corp.
and is expected to take about nine months to complete. Fulton Houses, completed
in 1965, has 944 apartments in 11 buildings. It is located between West 16th and
19th Streets and 9th and 10th Avenues.