Real Estate Development

13-17 Laight Street

New York, New York

Project Overview

MFS Engineers & Surveyor provided structural engineering services for the 13-17 Laight Street Project, the former Tribeca Film Festival Building.

Laight St Option 1
Laight St Option 2
New York, New York

Project Details

The proposed development required a two-phased approach for the demolition and construction of the existing building. The first phase consisted of the replacement of a portion of the ground floor (first floor) and the entire second floor to facilitate the installation of the proposed foundation and new steel framing. Subsequently, Phase 2 consisted of the upgrade and expansion of the upper floors, replacing the existing upper floors and constructing additional floors to maximize the zoning height for this location, while preserving the ground floor and 2nd floor areas previously upgraded in Phase 1. The project replaced the interior steel framing creating a new structure within the existing building facade to remain. MFS was retained by Vanbarton Group, LLC in support of this project.


  • Owner:
    Vanbarton Services, LLC

Services Provided

  • MFS provides professional structural engineering services, working closely with private and public clients and contractors to engineer cost-efficient and sound structural systems, providing design services, building assessments, and structural inspections.