Boston Secor Houses in the Eastchester section of the Bronx will undergo a major structural improvement to its brickwork under a $2.1 contract recently awarded by the Board of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).
The contract calls for repairs to brickwork and installation of new horizontal expansion joints between floors of all four buildings that are 13, 14, 17 and 18-stories tall. The expansion joints allow bricks to move freely during temperature changes, limiting bulges and cracks in outer building walls.
“This major undertaking will help preserve these buildings for future generations,” NYCHA Chairman Tino Hernandez said. “It is typical of the type of modernization project that NYCHA is constantly undertaking and will complement the $1.9 million grounds improvement work at Boston Secor announced earlier this year,” he added.
The contract was awarded to AMC United, Inc. and is expected to take about 18 months to complete, once work begins.
Boston Secor Houses, completed April 30, 1969, is on 17.5-acres and has 538 apartments housing some 1,293 residents. The IRT-Dyre Avenue Line, Boston Road and Steenwick Avenue border the development.