New York City's most prominent firm dedicated to the restoration and renewal of
facades, curtain walls, roofs, plazas, parking structures, and infrastructure

We work on more exterior restoration projects than any other firm in New York City

Since our founding in 1981, we’ve successfully completed thousands of restoration projects for the region’s most prestigious and demanding clients, including some of the most prominent and historically significant structures in the city.

In the interest of public safety, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) has established three laws related to the inspection of facades, parking structures, and retaining walls within the five boroughs:

Local Law 126 of 2021 (Parking Structures)
This law mandates periodic assessment of all parking structures every six years to ensure they’re maintained in a safe condition. Learn more at NYCLocalLaw126.com

Local Law 11 of 1998 (Facades)
Also known as the Facade Inspection & Safety Program (FISP), this law addresses the condition of exterior walls of buildings taller than six stories. Learn more at LocalLaw11.com

Local Law 37 of 2008 (Retaining Walls)
Similar to FISP, retaining walls must be inspected and required maintenance performed every five years.

We’ve become a favorite of the most discerning and demanding owners in the region
We're bringing the art and science of restoration into the 21st century
Learn more about our approach—including digital tech, high-definition imaging, non-destructive testing, and construction documents whose clarity sets the standard for the profession.
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Would you find it rewarding to renew the architectural fabric of one of the greatest cities in the world? We’d like to hear from you.
Our News & Views
Reflections on the art and science of restoration, profiles of our projects, and discussions of issues in the profession.
April 11, 2024
A Cost-Effective Solution
SUPERSTRUCTURES’ principal, John Galetta, RA contributed a recent article to Habitat magazine offering a prime example of how an independent study on cavity wall conditions yielded a cost-effective solution for the client.
April 9, 2024
Introducing Restoration 101
Building owners and managers have a lot on their plates. Many are responsible for multiple properties and New York City has multiple laws impacting them. Compliance with these regulations requires strategies that demand owners’ and managers’ time and attention. SUPERSTRUCTURES is here to help by launching Restoration 101, an introduction to fundamental topics within our discipline.
April 4, 2024
The Key to Getting it “Wright”
Orville and Wilbur Wright, the inventors and builders of the first airplane, credited their achievement to a piece of advice their mother gave them when they were boys. She said, "If you get it right on paper, it'll be right when you build it." Mrs. Wright’s advice holds equally true for exterior restoration projects today. The best way to save both time and money is to work out all the details on paper before contractors go anywhere near the building.
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We’re dedicated to helping building owners and managers understand the basics of the building envelope, how and why it deteriorates, and how to navigate the restoration process for successful outcomes.
About Us
A team designed for our practice
We have assembled virtually all of the complementary skills required for the projects we handle under one roof—including architects, structural engineers, conservators, scientists, cost estimators, and technology experts. These diverse professionals have years of experience working together and collaborating closely to devise innovative solutions to challenging projects.
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SUPERSTRUCTURES Engineers + Architects

14 Wall Street, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10005
(212) 505 1133
info@superstructures.com

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