The City of New York is inviting general-contractor bids for renovation of the historical Flushing Town Hall in the Borough of Queens.
The bids are due April 12.
Flushing Town Hall was built in 1862 and designed in the Romanesque Revival Style, according to the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts’ (FCCA) website. During the Civil War, many soldiers were sworn into the Union Army in the upstairs assembly hall, FCCA states, while the ground level housed Flushing’s civic offices.
In the 19th century, the original building underwent an expansion and the Town Hall became a performance house for opera and traveling theater. FCCA also said the Town Hall functioned as a courthouse and a jail from 1902 to the 1960s.
Despite being placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, the Town Hall suffered neglect from the late 1960s through the 1980s.
In 1990, the building was reclaimed by the City of New York and FCCA was selected as the non-profit organization to manage the facility. FCCA embarked on an $8 million restoration effort to transform the landmark into a mecca for the visual and performing arts.
Today, the historical landmark houses a 308-seat concert hall/theater, a gallery, gift shop, classroom, offices, and a garden for outdoor events.
In the renovation project, the painting includes coating exposed steel, ironwork and portico wood surfaces.
The project specifications require use of an epoxy coating system for the exterior ferrous metal. All interior steel is required to be coated with a rust-inhibitive paint.
An alkyd wood primer and topcoats of alkyd semigloss exterior paint are to be applied on the wood surfaces. Paint colors are to be selected by the project architect.
All finishes are to be applied with brush or roller. Spray application is not permitted except for the application of 100% acrylic concrete block filler.
Reported by Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community.