Madsen Consulting Engineering

554 Prospect Place

554 Prospect Place
Brooklyn, NY

The former Temple of Isaac, build in 1922 in Crown Heights North was designed by Martyn N. Weinstein. This temple has great soaring Moorish inspired arches, also on the side, with geometric patterned stained glass and diamond patterned brickwork. The temple was sold to the Faith Baptist Temple in 1972 and served as a church until 2016.

The new owner of the building is developing this project into a high-end seven-story residential building. The work includes preserving the existing exterior walls and building new floors inside and above the existing structure. The new floors will permanently support the existing walls. A new sub-cellar will be excavated below the existing cellar and is proposed to be used for storage, services, and amenities. The new third floor of the building, located approximately at the existing roof level will host an outdoor garden/terrace and the building will set back on two sides and it will cantilever back out at the 4th floor, to create the impression of the floors above floating weightlessly above the historical base.

Two different structural systems are being investigated – cast-in-place concrete and composite concrete on metal deck floors on a steel structure. The building is modeled and coordinated in Revit.