Kevlar bomb suit - typical of the equipment to be housed in the facility.
The facility houses offices, training facility and a robot shop.
NYPD BOMB SQUAD BUILDING
NYCDDC/New York Police Department, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY
As part of New York City's Design Excellence Program, R+L was recently selected to design a new headquarters building for the New York Police Department's Bomb Squad. The unique project is situated adjacent to the Bronx shoreline hard-hit by superstorm Sandy.
R+L is working to design a new building that inspires and engages Bomb Squad staff & visiting personnel, maximizes openness & connectivity within different spaces, and enhances the operational efficacy of the entire squad. To prevent flooding, the facility's main floor must be situated above the new design flood level, which allows for the parking of emergency vehicles below.