Friday, January 7, 2011

Rooftop Pavilion

We do quite a bit of work on the rooftops in Manhattan but I thought this one was worth sharing.  This particular project is a custom tent on the upper west side. 

Press Lounge is an impressive restaurant & bar atop the Ink48 Hotel in the Hell's Kitchen section.  They have a gorgeous 3,000 square foot rooftop with stunning views, comfy couches and "grown-up" ambiance - no gangsta rap playing here.  Just a laid back, upscale feel. 

In order to take advantage of this great space when the weather doesn't cooperate, the owner of Press Lounge contracted us to build a semi-permanent structure that would allow guests to take in the city skyline while being sheltered from the elements. 

A custom built pavilion was utilized, with a clear top and sides, along with glass doors that lead from the tented area to the other section of the rooftop.  A great deal of strategy and planning was needed to overcome some of the inherent challenges of erecting a safe structure on the 16th floor of a building in Manhattan, especially when being used in winter months.  There were also permanent structural obstacles to overcome to make this work.  Our team did a great job in addressing and conquering these challenges. 

Mother Nature did her best to test the pavilion with the blizzard of 2010.  Valiant effort, but she'll have to do a lot better than that to trip us up!  Bring it!! :)

Enjoy the photos below (click on any of the photos to see a larger version):