Adaptive Reuse in Flushing, NY at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Flushing

Histoire du bâtiment

This building was built somewhere between 1925 and 1928 originally for The Company of Master Craftsmen, a subsidiary of W. & J. Sloane. The Company of Master Craftsmen primarily built fine furniture reproductions. In 1942 the company vacated the building, at which time it was then purchased by Serval Slide Fasteners, Inc. There is very little information available on Serval except it's notoriety to Mets fans as a large SERVAL neon sign used to be on the clock tower and seen from Shea Stadium. Serval sold the building to U-Haul in October 1979. The tower clock is a 1925 Seth Thomas #7 Tower Clock which was delivered to the building on August 1st, 1925. The original clock had a gravity escapement and 1-1/4 second beat compensated pendulum with an automatic winding device. Somewhere along the way, the original gravity escapement was removed and converted to a motorized action. Almost all of the other original parts are still intact. Sometime more recently, the south and possibly north motion works seized causing damage to some of the original bronze gears. The north motion works was removed completely at some point, and until recently, the south clock hands were caught on an errant cable coming from the top of the cupola. We are working with volunteer clock experts and enthusiasts to restore the clock for the community. Our plan is to restore nearly all the original parts since the conversion and have the clock running as soon as possible!

Impact environnemental

Au service des clients depuis 1979, cet emplacement a été construit par réutilisation adaptative d'un bâtiment abandonné. La réutilisation adaptative favorise l'aménagement intercalaire dans le but de renforcer les communautés. Parmi les bienfaits obtenus, la réutilisation a permis d'éviter :

  • la fabrication et le transport de 373 tonnes de métal
  • le coulage de 12 439 tonnes de nouveau béton
  • 12 812 tonnes de débris de construction et de démolition

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for the Flushing community:

  • réaliser des économies de 78 448 kWh par année
  • 6 565 080 livres d'émissions de gaz à effet de serre
  • Utilisation de l'acier

    Production de l'acier La fabrication et le transport de 373 tonnes (338 tonnes métriques) d'acier ont été évités à ce jour

  • Consommation d'énergie

    Énergie Économies de 78 448 kWh par année

  • Utilisation du béton

    Béton Coulage de 12 439 tonnes (11 288 tonnes) de nouveau béton évité à ce jour.

  • Émissions de CO2

    Émissions 6 565 080 lb (2 977 901 kgs) d'émissions de gaz à effet de serre ont été évitées

  • Débris pour les sites d'enfouissement

    Débris pour les sites d'enfouissement 12 812 lb (11 626 kg) de débris de construction ont été évitées

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