Measured drawings of Hell’s Kitchen are on demand in the world of architecture. Hell’s Kitchen ditched its “Wild, Wild Midtown West” reputation in favor of a more artistic flair. Disgruntled artists and New Yorkers living the Bohemian Lifestyle are spilling out of over-crowded neighborhoods such as SoHo, the Village, and the Lower East Side and opting for properties in Midtown West. This neighborhood is a Historic District, so its old New York City charm still exists, and pending the completion of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Program it will be easily accessible. One example of historic buildings in this neighborhood is shown below. BSC produced measured drawings for this property in 2012 and it sold in 2013. This West 55th Street building houses galleries and antique stores such as Hutter Auction Galleries. Check out more drawings on our site!
Domes and similar structures are some of the most distinguished types of architecture. They have existed throughout history from ancient civilizations to modern day, reaching their peak in Europe during the Renaissance period. Due to their historical significance, they require highly accurate existing conditions documentation for a variety of restoration or renovation purposes.
Domes are some of the most difficult structures to accurately measure and produce drawings for. The BUILDING SURVEY Corp. surveys and draws dome structures, and we’re often involved in the production of copper and shop drawings for the restoration work. At BSC, we pride ourselves in proper documentation and drafting of historic details. Leading architects, historic preservationists, and landmark consultants across the country routinely require our services to obtain the most accurate measurements possible.
NYC real estate left unoccupied; meaning the lights are on but no one is home…literally. Luxury residences are swept off the market by business moguls from all over the world who stay in their prime NYC real estate properties a handful of times a year. In a city where a parking space sells for $1 million, some may wonder, “Who would spring for premium real estate and leave it vacant?”. Judgments to the side, many NYC residents are worried this may widen the gap between the wealthy and poor. Building Survey crews are noticing a number of high-end residences in Manhattan that seem unoccupied.
The BUILDING SURVEY Corp. is proud to announce you can request a building survey quote online! A little information about your project goes a long way, and we will get back to you as possible. Now you can fill out a full quote request form through our “Get a Quote” tab located at the top right-hand side of our homepage at anytime and anywhere. Otherwise, just leave us your name, phone number, and email and someone from Building Survey will contact you as soon as possible.
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The struggle of building surveyors largely rests on society’s take on their role. A building surveyor cannot be reduced to,”someone who draws buildings“. Creating a professional existing conditions document requires knowledge which spans across residential, commercial, industries, luxury, landmarks, and many more projects. In the most fundamental sense, building surveyors represent a binary profession of both the architectural and construction industries.
The nature of the work is dangerous, and often requires 2 man crews or more. Entering a burned out tenement, a chemical factory, underground tunnels, etc. is dangerous for anyone, but is necessary for a surveyor to obtain the most accurate measurements. Proper gear is required, as is physical endurance considering larger-scale projects that could take a couple days to measure.
In other countries, such as Scotland and Great Britain, building surveying is a revered profession and the highest-profiled surveyors come from abroad. Why is that? Some argue that the United States doesn’t appreciate architecture the same way other countries do, especially European countries. Others will say that the United States doesn’t have as much antiquated architecture for there to be a demand of surveyors. Both points of view are erroneous; surveyors deal with all real estate professionals and all forms of architecture. Although slow to catch fire in The States, BSC is a proud surveying company and growing more everyday.
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Can you name this historical building?
…No? Take a close look at the second picture:
Hint: Look at the iron sign over the entry.
Answer: This is the old Singer Manufacturing Company headquartered in New York between Prince and Broadway Streets! BSC was recently here and could see how drastically this historic building has evolved. Singer is an American manufacturer of sewing machines , and this historical building was resurrected in 1904 and is known as the “Little Singer Building” in NYC. It was designed by architect Ernest Flagg and features an Art Nouveau style.
Check out the building and see some history.
Theatre history for broadway lovers: do you know the history behind The Stephen Sondheim Theatre? This New York City landmark is formerly known as Henry Miller’s Theatre, built by and named for actor Henry Miller. The theatre was opened in 1918 with the play The Fountain of Youth. In 2010, it was revealed that the theatre would be renamed to The Stephen Sondheim Theatre after the American composer for his contributions to musical theatre for over 50 years. Below are some of the drawings BSC did for the theatre before its renaming including the gate, the lobby floor, lobby ceiling, and outside of the building!
Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at The Building Survey Corp.! Warm thoughts and wishes to you and your family, friends, and co-workers this Thanksgiving. We hope that you find this year to be especially bountiful!
Keep up with your home renovations! Home renovations are rising in popularity, and homeowners are going for a more basic design with and low maintenance feel. This year’s trends include updating kitchen cabinets, quartz counter tops, pre-finished wood flooring, earthy color tones, and deep single bowl sinks. Many homeowners are remodeling their homes with the intention of “growing old” in them, and recent trends reflect this mentality. Before you begin to renovate your home or even remodel part of your kitchen, keep in mind the importance of obtaining updated property surveys and professionally taken photographs to have the most accurate existing conditions documents. Home renovations, house plans, and other remodeling efforts all start with an accurate set of the current as built conditions of the property.
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