39th Avenue

Flushing, NY


Raymond Chan Architects


70,000 sq.ft.


$27 Million

This brick-clad steel-framed office building has 13 stories and 2 basements, the lowest level being used for parking. The building is adjacent to 2 other structures which had to be underpinned. The lateral load resisting system consists of a dual system of perimeter, concentric braced frames and moment frames at front facade. The building has several setbacks, transfers and large openings creating substantial irregularity in the lateral load resisting system. Seismic analysis was performed to satisfy both the NYC Building Code and UBC 97. A 3-dimensional dynamic analysis of the building was performed, resulting in a stiff yet sufficiently ductile and economical structure.