Acoustical design for the conversion of a historically-protected landmark in New Orleans
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge & Pierhouse
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge and Pierhouse comprise 195-room hotel and 106-unit condominium buildings, respectively, located adjacent to Brooklyn Bridge Park along the East River waterfront. As acoustical consultant, AKRF performed an extensive noise survey, conducted acoustical modeling to determine minimum acoustical performance specifications for the building façades at various elevations, and consulted with the design team and curtain-wall manufacturer on the façade design to satisfy attenuation requirements. Acoustical design considerations accounted for traffic-related noise levels associated with the elevated Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and vibration considerations from a subway tunnel that crosses directly beneath the project site. The acoustical design standards for the hotel developer and the acoustical expectations of the residential developer were also addressed in the completion of this complex project.