Jacob K. Javits Federal Building Pavilion

The Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in Manhattan's Civic Plaza is home to 20 federal agencies, including the Immigration and Naturalization Service, which receives more than 1,000 visitors each day. To solve the problem of long lines outside the building, the result of the security screening process implemented in 1995, the General Services Administration hired architecture firm Lehman-Smith + McLeish and structural engineering firm Weidlinger to design a new pavilion on the building's Broadway side. Wanting to maintain the open, glassy aspect of the original 1967 Kahn & Jacobs-designed lobby, the team framed the pavilion in structural steel to create a light-filled, lightweight structure that could be supported by an existing underground garage.

New York, NY

Location: 26 Federal Plaza New York, NY
Owner: General Services Administration, Public Building Services New York, NY
Architect: Lehman-Smith + McLeish PLLC Washington, DC
Structural Engineer: Weidlinger Associates New York, NY
Mechanical Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz New York, NY
General Contractor: Volmar Construction, Inc. Brooklyn, NY
Curtain Wall Consultant: Advance Structures Inc. New York, NY
Structural Steel Erector: Global Iron Works New York, NY
Miscellaneous Iron Fabricator and Erector: Global Iron Works The Bronx, NY
Architectural Metal Fabricator and Erector: Action Bullet Resistant Inc. West Islip, NY
Ornamental Metal Fabricator and Erector: Global Iron Works The Bronx, NY
Curtain Wall Fabricator: United States Aluminum Waxahachie, TX
Curtain Wall Erector: Action Bullet Resistant Inc. West Islip, NY
Metal Deck Erector: Integrated Construction Inc. Hicksville, NY