Roof & Terrace, West Building
This project addresses much-needed repair to prevent rainwater leaking into the emergency stairwell and 7th floor auditorium of the West Building. First steps in this project include removing a layer of ballast stone and removing the deck area. An added bonus to the finished product will replace the traditional ballast-stone roofing with a smooth, heat-deflecting roof. In addition to helping reduce the heat load on the West Building in the warmer weather months, this environmentally-minded "cool roof" feature will enable Hunter do its part in helping to reduce the City's overall "heat island effect". This effort adds even more square footage to the cool roofs that Hunter received in the summer of 2013. You can read more about Hunter's cool roofs by visiting this website: hunter.cuny.edu/facilities/recently-completed-projects/cool-roofs
Pictured above: renovation work begins inside the emergency stairwell; rainwater leaking from the roof caused extensive damage to the walls.
Pictured above: Ballast stone, a traditional roofing material, has been removed from the 8th floor terrace area of the West Building.