Project: Temple Street Parking Garage
Owner Reference: New Haven Parking
Authority, Jim Staniewicz (203) 946-7527
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Engineer Reference: Desman
Associates, Ned Glover (860) 313-0861
Winner of the 2004 ICRI Award of Excellence and IPI Award of merit for the Parking Garage Restoration.
Interior/Exterior Garage Cleaning
Structural Concrete Repairs and modifications
Expansion Joint Installation
Waterproofing Membrane Installation
Crack Repair and Cove Joint Installation
Electrical Repairs and Improvements
Installed dry pipe sprinkler and standpipe systems
Added one new elevator and renovated four existing
Plumbing Repairs and Improvements
Miscellaneous Painting Improvements
Miscellaneous Mechanical Repairs & Improvements
Miscellaneous Signage Improvements
Garage located in the heart of downtown New Haven and
bridges George Street.
The garage remained fully functional throughout the
project, including complete handicap access with
comprehensive traffic control and signage.
Work completed in phases to accommodate a smooth
operation of the facility.
The restoration of the Temple Street parking garage, a very unique concrete structure, was an extremely challenging project. Paul Rudolph designed the Temple Street Garage. Reminiscent of the port of New Haven’s origins; his design combined flowing parabolic curved overhead and vertical concrete surfaces and a unique wooden shiplap texture to convey the stately feel of classic sailing ships.
The New Haven Parking Authority opened this “state-of-the-art” structure in 1962. The ten story split-level multi-use parking facility was originally created as the core for a transformation of the downtown business district. Spanning George Street the structure incorporates 1280 parking spaces and tens of thousands of square feet of retail space. Nothing was spared in Temple Street’s design or construction.
Although concrete deterioration had been periodically addressed, the repairs often did not maintain the look or feel of the original structure. The structural concrete repairs for this renovation were detailed incorporating the unique textures and curves of the original structure. Shoring and forms were designed and custom fabricated to match these surfaces. The deficiencies of past alterations were rectified with these extensive concrete repairs. Hydrodemolition was used to prepare the supported levels of the garage for concrete repairs. An opening was cut within the parking garage’s decks and a new elevator tower was constructed. Today the entire structure meets current standards including those of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The restoration was completed over a two-year period at a cost of over eight million dollars. Phases were limited to 200 spaces during the day and 500 at night, ensuring that the parking garage remained in service during the entire project. The completion of this renovation has once again made the Temple Street Garage the flagship of downtown New Haven