Land Port of Entry Border Crossing Canopy Rehabilitation


Rouses Point, NY


U.S. General Services Administration


Architecture Structural Engineering


Federal, Justice / Homeland Security, Historic Preservation

Project Overview:

Exposed to the harsh northern New York climate for 80 years, the 1,400 SF historic building canopy at the Rouses Point border crossing was showing signs of extensive deterioration.  By conducting significant architectural and structural investigations, NKB developed a thoughtful design solution to selectively demolish portions of the current structure and create a newly restored vehicular canopy, including new under canopy pavement and foundations. Relevant historic items were removed and reinstalled or recreated to maintain the building’s historic fabric. Two-phased construction implementation allowed for minimized impact on the Land Port of Entry border traffic.

Project Fact:

The Canopy Rehabilitation removed the existing and provided a new foundation and superstructure while maintaining the fabric of the remaining existing canopy materials.

Project Tags:

Program of Requirements, Feasibility Study, Sustainable Design, Homeland Security, Land Port of Entry, Seismic Analysis, Code Analysis, Historic Preservation