Lincoln Square Synagogue's unique design incorporates a sweeping curvilinear glass-panel-curtain wall, two large terraces intended as event spaces, a semi-circular stair with decorative handrails, wood cladding and stone tread and risers. At 52,000 square feet and with a 429-person-capacity sanctuary, it's the largest New York City synagogue to be built in over 50 years.
With Mc Gowan providing Construction Management services, this challanging ground-up urban development project entailed organizing and implementing complex site and foundation work like erecting a three-story steel structure and installing interior finishes and MEP systems of the highest quality and workmanship.
The project also required installation of a structural system including a long-span transfer beam with depths up to 36 inches in support of columns above the expansive lower level meeting area.
The impressive religious facility contains a 7,200 sq ft ballroom, a bridal room, administrative offices, primary and service kitchens on two lower levels. On the mezzanine level is a double-height sanctuary, the main lobby and mechanical rooms. There are also five classrooms, a 3,000 sq ft outdoor terrace and the Manhattan Star Academy, a school dedicated to developmentally disabled students which occupies 6,500 square feet on the synagogue's third floor.