Booth Construction Progress
TUXEDO PARK’S FIRST MANNED BOOTH
Design Drawings – Posted November 2018
Below: Computer rendering of the new booth.
Below: The existing foundation of the demolished booth. The footprint of the new booth is larger therefore a new foundation will be poured that will follow more closely the outline of the cobblestone except for the back of the rectangular-shaped booth will extend past the current location of the gate.
Below: Balsawood model of steel safety cage design.
According to FEMA guidelines, a direct crash into the steel cage by a vehicle (that bypasses the bollards) will sustain stops a 2,430-pound vehicle moving at 40 miles per hour. That is comparable to a C40 barrier rating. The booth is also protected by five bollards. The bollards have a K4 / ASTM M30 rating considered Medium Security. K4 rated bollards stop a 15,000-pound vehicle moving 30 miles per hour.
Above: Front elevation – Entering from Rt. 17.
Above: Front – Bottom view.
Above: Rear view – Leaving the Park from Tuxedo Road.
Construction Begins – 11/03/2020
Above: “First Cut” – Steel ceiling fabrication piece.
Below: Project Meeting & Construction – 12/2/2020
Today the major players met in the Village Hall to coordinate the new footing slab and the steel frame. Left to right: Jeff Voss DPW Superintendent, Michal Quinn Schnabel Engineering, Mayor Mac, Jeff Gunderman, Carpenter for S&B Total Home Care, Daniel Haglund DPW Working Leader, Jody Zero JZ Welding. Present but not in photo: John Ledwith Village Capital Projects, Bill Fairclough S&B Total Homecare
Above: Post-meeting we gathered at the existing slab to double-check vehicle clearance, water runoff, and drainage coming down Tuxedo Road toward Rt. 17.
Above: Finally, we met at Jody’s warehouse to review the steel cage configuration. This picture of the base of the bullet-proof steel cage gives you a good idea of the size of the interior of the booth. The booth can accommodate two officers comfortably.
Above: Here we are confirming the dimensions and the framing for the handicap door.
Above: Jody shows us the steel plates and tubing that will make up the exterior framing.