The new lobby doors are now the only means of egress on Thomson Avenue to the building. The entrance on the corner of 30th Street will be permanently closed as that side of the lobby is renovated. Since the new entrance is ADA compliant, the wheelchair lift on the 30th Street side will be removed.
In 2014, the renovation of LaGuardia Community College’s historic C-building began. Construction will include a façade renovation, lobby upgrade and redevelopment of the rear south side.
The renovation will benefit the College community in a number of important ways, click below to learn more:
Since faculty, staff and students will continue to occupy the building during construction, we’ve created this website section to keep the College community informed during every phase of this long-term project.
Construction noise and disruptions to life in the C-building will be minimized, as most work will take place at night. Closure of certain building areas, rerouting of pedestrian traffic and other changes to the flow of daily activities in and around the building will be communicated to you ahead of time. The Division of Administration is committed to keeping the College community informed and safe for the duration of this project. We will provide regular updates on timing, scheduling and impact of the construction process on this website section, as well as through LaGuardia Email emails and signage in each campus building.
9/1 - 10/31/17 - Thomson Ave. Sidewalk Closure, Façade Work The C-Building façade replacement is progressing well, and installation of the new façade panels on the North side (Thomson Avenue) is now underway. Pedestrian traffic on Thomson Avenue will be rerouted through the C Building for both members of the College community and the general public for approximately the next six weeks. C-Building access will be affected during panel hoisting and installation only which takes approximately 20 minutes intermittently throughout the day. During these times, flag persons will halt all foot traffic on Thomson Avenue and close the sidewalk with assistance from Public Safety.
Egress during Thomson Ave sidewalk closure will occur as follows:
9/27/16 - During Spring and Summer 2016 demolition of the single story, façade removal and waterproofing were completed, and a mock-up of the new terra cotta panels was installed on the East side. The first panels arrived on campus and are being installed this fall.
10/2/15 - The façade demolition phase of the project continues,with window protection process begun on the east side of the building in June set to recommence on the north side of the building through the Fall.
04/10/15 - Scaffolding installation on the east side will be completed in early April, installation on the north side (Thomson Avenue) of the building will then commence. Installation of protective debris netting on the east side scaffolding will be competed by mid-April, after which façade removal on that side will begin from the 9th floor down. Preparations for relocation of the NYDesigns shop is progressing.
02/11/15 - The sidewalk shed that forms the base of the facade scaffolding has been installed around the perimeter of the entire building, and will remain in place for the duration of the renovation. As a result, partial street closures are in effect on 29th Street. The process is underway to dismantle, reinstall and calibrate NYDesigns equipment as we relocate the workshop from the single story rear building to the 9th floor. This single story building on the south side of the C-Building is scheduled for demolition in early Summer 2015.
If your work area is adversely affected by any construction, call the C-building Hotline for immediate help.