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For Immediate Release
Contact : (212) 306-3322
Date: May 20, 2002

New Security Entrances For Fulton Houses

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 Housing Authority.

“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 Tino Hernandez.

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.