Long Island University RXR Development

Long Island University in Brooklyn and RXR Realty have entered into a public/private partnership to construct a new 18,000-square-foot university building with rooftop athletic fields, a 34-story residential tower, and a new parking garage. AKRF coordinated a subsurface exploration program of 32 geotechnical borings and 25 environmental borings, performed New York City Special Inspection oversight of up to six drill rigs working simultaneously, and prepared a comprehensive geotechnical engineering report with recommendations for the design and construction of the foundation system. AKRF also provided environmental, acoustical, and civil engineering services for the building, incorporating a unique design solution for stormwater detention requirements that involved providing the storage capacity in the void space of the crushed stone base course placed between the parking garage roof slab and the synthetic turf playing surface.

(Top image courtesy of RXR Realty | Project architects: Perkins Eastman)

In Their Words

“This is a win for all because not only are we going to make the community a better place with greater long-term vitality, but we’re going to have the opportunity to actually enhance LIU, which is one of the region’s most important institutions.” – Scott Rechler, RXR Realty CEO

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