McCarren Park Pool House
McCarren Pool in Greenpoint was built by the WPA and opened in 1936. The building’s vast scale and dramatic arches, designed by Aymar Embury II, typify New Deal architecture. Closed in 1984, the pool reopened in 2012 after a major refurbishment. SUPERSTRUCTURES undertook a comprehensive investigation and analysis in 2013 to address water infiltration through the building envelope. Materials testing included water absorption tests on bricks and mortar. Non-destructive testing included water deluge testing and infrared thermography mapping. A final report was submitted with recommendations for repair.