Lincoln Square Synagogue

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. 

View the related Manhattan Star Academy interiors installation project here.

Project Details:


Lincoln Square Synagogue

Property Address:

180 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, New York

Project Size:

62,000 square feet

Project Value:

30 million

Completion Date:

January 2013


CetraRuddy Architects

Services Provided:

Construction Management

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