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

King Towers Slated For Major Brick Repairs

The Board of the New York City Housing Authority has approved a $2.4 million contract to repair the exterior brickwork of King Towers in Harlem.

This is a major renovation work that will add to the structural integrity of the buildings, making the development viable for many years to come,” said NYCHA Chairman Tino Hernandez. “This is in keeping with our ongoing efforts to maintain and preserve our housing stock throughout the City.”

The contract was awarded to the lowest bidder, Sumrart Restoration Corp. and is estimated to take about one year to complete once work starts.

King Towers has 10 buildings, 13- and 14-stories high. There are 1,373 apartments housing an estimated 3,325 residents. The 13.75-acre site was completed In October 1954 and is located between West 112th and West 115th Streets, Lenox and Fifth Avenues.