Bronx Zoo

Rehabilitation and Renovation
to Old Bird House at Astor Court
Bronx Zoological Park
Bronx, NY

Davis Brody and Associates

Key Features:
Historic Building, Extensive Masonry Restoration, Terra-cotta Figurine Replacement, Occupied Facility, Phasing.

Project Conditions:
Project site was located in a populated area of the Zoo. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic control was critical along with scheduling deliveries and removals to ensure area safety and maintain project schedule.

The Old Bird House at Astor Court project consisted of a 31,000 sq. ft. Historical renovation and addition. Exterior work consisted of selective removals, restoration and replacement of masonry, stonework, and terra-cotta figures, historical window replacement and steel curtain wall system, standing seam copper roofing, and skylights. Interior work consisted of structural and architectural finishes Inclusive of creating a new second floor level, architectural wood work, carpentry, and finishes. Site work included excavation, foundation support and underpinning, precast wall balustrades, architectural asphaltic pavers and site utilities.