Racanelli Construction Company, Inc., a leading construction management, general contractor, and design/build resource for commercial, industrial, retail, medical, pre-engineered and multi-unit residential projects, completed the construction of the Brotherhood Sister Sol Community Center in Harlem. The 22,000 square foot facility also serves as the headquarters for the Brotherhood Sister Sol (BroSis) organization.
Located on W. 143rd St. between Amsterdam and Broadway, the building consists of the five stories and one basement. Racanelli served as the general contractor on the project.
The new community center, value at $20 million, was made possible through private donations, government grants and the good will of the local neighborhood.
Among the challenges that had to be overcome was the construction of the building during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as integrating the various design visions into a constructible finished product. The project also required approvals from the New York City Department of Buildings, the Fire Department of the City of New York, the Department of Transportation, and special inspectors.