Police Booth Old & New
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Above: Tuxedo Park’s first “manned” booth.
Above: Tuxedo Park’s newest “manned” booth
Village Booth Construction Progress Photos
PHASE 2 CONSTRUCTION
Posted 5/14/2021 – We are experiencing the same delays and increases in the cost of construction materials and labor as the rest of the country. As a result, my best guestimate for turn-key completion and occupancy is July 25th, 2021.
Posted June 22, 2021 –
A) View the Latest ENGINEERS REPORT and Photos ENGINEERS REPORT_06-15-21_msq_DFR – Report 3.
B) The first image below shows the completion of the sliding transaction window frame (bulletproof glass to come) and bulletproof walls that will be covered in sheetrock followed by the installation of the casework and work surfaces for the officers. The images that follow show the temporary structural steel has been welded to the building and will be used by the crane to lower the structure onto the foundation. The granite columns will be installed after the booth is in place.
The image below shows the framing for the new audio/video intercoms.
Posted 5/28/2021 – Choosing the best of the granite samples presented today for the foundation! The middle and second stones from the right-hand side have similar colors and surfaces as the existing buildings. The others are not a good match.
I have asked for additional samples for these stones along the side.
Posted 5/23/2021 – One of the two bulletproof transaction drawer openings
The crew of artisan carpenters continues installing the cedar shakes and shortly the copper gutters and leaders matching the Keep. The final bulletproof transaction window is under fabrication in their shop. Sadly, we will have to install a temporary door until we receive our manufacturer’s custom bulletproof door. Tomorrow the new two-way audio-video system wiring will be installed, followed next week with the installation of the new police radio antenna inside the roof and the IT computer network and internet wiring required for police operations. In addition to the two new intercom panels (one for passenger cars and one for large trucks), next, we install the two bulletproof transaction drawers.
When the exterior siding and interior wiring are complete, we will close up the walls and begin building the custom furniture and cabinetry and final installation of the light fixtures. I am still hoping to install the booth (weighing about 4000 lbs.) onto the foundation by early June. Once on-site, the installation of the stonework will begin. The stone will come from a local quarry and match the existing stonework used on the Lodge and the Keep. The addition of the stonework is the icing on the cake.
Thank you to everyone that has made this project possible with your private donations.
Posted on 5/14/2021 PM
Posted 5/14/2021 AM – Cedar shakes making their way up the walls using the same pattern as on the “Lodge – second floor”.
Posted on 5/7/2021 – Engineering Report on the Foundation Pour
Above: As we discussed at the quarry on Monday, the stone must be consistent with the two original buildings at the entrance to the VTP (naturally weathered and warn).
Posted – 4/7/2021
Above: The roof is ready for the cedar shakes and wood framing for the windows and walls has begun.
Above: The carpenters of S&B are hard at work adding the wood framing to the steel undergirding.
Posted 2/10/ 2021
Above: Front view
Above: Sterling Electric discussing his requirements with Jody and John Ledwith
Above: View through the rear toward the front of the booth.
January 28 & 29, 2021
Above: Front View
Above: View from northwest
Above: Artisan Welder Jody Zero is working on framing out the walls. He will be ready to move the project along the assembly line to the next fabricator for fitting out the steel cage interior and exterior walls.
Above: Jody pauses a moment for the camera
January 22, 2021
Above: The roof plate and framing – side view.
Above: The roof plate and framing – front view.
Posted November 3, 2020
Above: “First Cut” – Steel ceiling/roof plate 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
PHASE 1 – CONSTRUCTION
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 & shop 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.
Posted – Posted November 2018
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.
Above: Existing Conditions – This is where the last booth was located. As you know, it was demolished. The size of the new booth almost doubles the square footage and is larger than the area currently used by our officers working in the Keep.