Fifth Avenue Parking Structure

Troy, NY

Ryan-Biggs provided the structural design for this 310-space, four-level, $4.8 million, steel-framed parking structure. High-performance coatings were used on the exterior framing, and the interior members were hot-dip galvanized. The structure abuts a historical church and several commercial structures constructed of unreinforced masonry. A drilled shaft foundation system was selected to limit vibrations to the adjacent properties. The parking structure has reinforced CMU exterior walls to provide fire separation and the lateral load resisting system. The superstructure utilized a high-performance, cast-in-place concrete and precast stay-in-place composite forms for the slabs, which also act compositely with the steel framing members.