Photo: Christian Scully, Design Imaging Studios
A project goal for PlayLand Ice Casino was to restore the roof to its original Art Deco character-defining identity, provide long-term performance and increase energy efficiency for its ice rinks. The roof on Playland Amusement Park and Ice Casino, which was the operation’s former name, was damaged from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Damage included asphalt shingle tear off and water damage that led to deterioration of the original tongue-and-groove decking. Additionally, damage to the original structural Lamella wood arch members required helix pins to repair in place.
Anthony Ferrantello, RA, NCARB, and Westchester County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation specified a structural standing seam metal roof system for its watertightness, energy efficiency, low life cycle costs, minimal maintenance and its preservation of the original aesthetics of the Ice Casino.
The Garland Co. Inc. supplied its 18-inch-wide, 0.04-aluminum R-Mer Span structural standing seam panels in polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) Natural Patina with a heavy-duty coastal paint coating for the eight-sided, multi-angled and parabolic roof.
Physical constraints of the property limited the use of large equipment for panel installation. Garland’s engineering team developed a custom panel overlap design, which made each panel section shorter and more manageable. The panels were rollformed and curved on-site. The 30,000-square-foot project was completed in April 2014.
Architects: Anthony Ferrantello, RA, NCARB, Bridgeport, Conn., and Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation, White Plains, N.Y.