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Client: AECOM

Owner: City of New York, Department of Parks and Recreation

Project Value: $200,000

Project Duration: 2010-2012

Services Provided: Cost Estimating, Cost Management

Wright Brothers Playground - Comfort Station Reconstruction

New York, NY

This project involved providing cost estimating services or the renovation of the Orville and Wilbur Wright comfort Station. The project included restoration of the existing facility back to the original design while making the comfort station also ADA compliant. Scope included new doors to replace the existing and complete restoration of all brick and stone work, roof repairs, and rebuilding of the interior plaster cove ceilings. There was also work at the foundations of the existing building to provide damp proofing to the foundation walls.

This playground is named to honor American aeronautical pioneers Orville (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright (1867-1912). Orville & Wilbur Playground is located on 156th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, adjacent to Public School 28 (The Wright Brothers School). In July 1957, the City of New York acquired this property through condemnation for school and recreational purposes. In 1986, Parks changed the property’s name from P.S. 28 Playground to its present title. In 1994, the playground underwent a reconstruction of 2 handball and basketball courts, a spray shower, swings, comfort station, a flagpole with yardarm, assorted play equipment and shady London plane trees.