Citnala Construction building $49.9 million school replacement for structure destroyed by Sandy

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Construction has started on a new $49.9 million school building for PS 47 in Broad Channel, Queens. The building will replace the former structure that was extensively damaged in Superstorm Sandy.

Citnalta Construction Corp. is building the school, designed through a collaboration with the School Construction Authority (SCA) and Purcell Everett Architects, Queens Chronicle reported on March 24.

The new four-story building, equipped with solar panels, will hold 260 seats for students from pre-K through eighth grade.

renderingIt will include eight standard classrooms, three special education classrooms and middle school science and multiuse rooms. It will also have a “gymatorium,” a library, a full kitchen complex, a student dining area, guidance, medical, and administration suites, an OT/sensory room, bicycle storage and an outdoor playground.

.“It is fitting that as we approach the 10-year anniversary of Sandy, we will see a new school rise on this site,” Dan Mundy Jr., president of the Broad Channel Civic Association, said in a prepared statement.

“One that is above the floodplain, resilient with many green features, and will serve the community for decades to come,” he said.

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