New York City’s first-ever outdoor-facing laminate roof is set to take over one of the city’s most notorious rooftops.
The new roof has the same height as the building it sits on and the flooring stores inside the building, but is made from a different material and more resilient to moisture.
The roof is currently being installed on the top of the Plaza Hotel, a luxury hotel that has become the scene of a high-profile protest in 2016 after a video of protesters holding up signs was posted online.
A video showing protesters in front of the hotel, which has a rooftop of its own, went viral and was subsequently shared by many.
It sparked a wave of protests that culminated in a rally outside the hotel in May.
The plaza’s first building to be made from wood was completed in 1872.
The building was a former school and was converted into a restaurant.
After the building was demolished, a portion of the roof fell onto the Plaza, which was constructed of wood.
The rooftop was demolished again in 1912, and the building reopened to the public in 1913.
The building is now part of the City Hall building, which includes the old School for Girls.
The Plaza Hotel reopened to guests on Monday, but the roof is still covered in snow.
There are several other buildings in the city that were built on wood.
The laminate ceiling of the new roof was installed in December.
It was originally supposed to be open for public viewing in February, but construction delays forced the building to remain closed until January.
The construction will take place over the next three weeks.
If you have any questions about the new building, contact the city office of public works at (212) 558-5500. Related: