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Building Conservation Associates

Floyd Bennett Field

Location: Brooklyn, New York
Year Built: 1931

Floyd Bennet field is 1300 acres of grassland and is a hub of recreational activities in Brooklyn, New York. Previously, it was New York City’s first municipal airport which was then used as a naval air station during the Second World War.

For the Hangar 1 and 2 buildings at Floyd Bennett Field, BCA designed, performed and documented an extensive program of investigative probes of the brick and terra cotta masonry to determine as-built conditions and make recommendations for their restoration. In addition, BCA conducted finishes analysis on the exterior signage of Hangar I, and on the most significant interior elements of the Hangar 1 and 2 buildings. BCA also performed laboratory analysis of historic mortars removed from the exterior and most significant interior spaces of both buildings.

Awards: Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award