Construction Begins on BIG’s Police Precinct in New York

Crowned with a green roof, the concrete structure will span three levels, All images courtesy BIG.

Construction has begun on the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) 40th Precinct in Bronx, New York. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the concrete structure is slated for completion in spring 2021 at the intersection of East 149th Street and St. Anne’s Avenue in the Melrose section of the borough. Plans for the new precinct were first announced more than two years ago.

Images courtesy BIG.

Comprising stacked, cubic volumes, the $68 million project will total 42,000 square feet and feature abundant natural light poured through its atrium. The ground floor will host the lobby, processing areas, and a community meeting room—a first for the NYPD. Second and third floors will accommodate offices, conference rooms, storage, and a staff lounge. Poised for LEED Silver certification, the building will also be outfitted with a climbing wall and the NYPD’s first-ever green roof.