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.