Construction of the Chelsea Recreation Center,
located in the historic Chelsea area of Manhattan, was initiated
over 30 years ago by the Department of Parks and Recreation of the City of New
York. Left incomplete during the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, a virtual shell of a building, it has remained barren until 2001,
when the City of New York elected to resurect the project and complete the Center.
firm was retained to restore the existing 56,000 s.f. structure and to complete
the project as a comprehensive multipurpose recreation center.
A new competition-sized pool and the state-of-the-art gymnasium
are the major amenities of this project, supp-lemented with a complete
menu of meeting and seminar rooms, gymnasium facilities, locker
rooms, and educational and art workshop studios and community facilities. This project was completed in 2003 for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.