Lincoln Square Synagogue

Lincoln Square Synagogue's unique design incorporates a sweeping curvilinear glass-panel-curtain wall, two large terraces intended as event spaces, a semi-circular stair with decorative handrails, wood cladding and stone tread and risers. At 52,000 square feet and with a 429-person-capacity sanctuary, it's the largest New York City synagogue to be built in over 50 years.

With Mc Gowan providing Construction Management services, this challanging ground-up urban development project entailed organizing and implementing complex site and foundation work like erecting a three-story steel structure and installing interior finishes and MEP systems of the highest quality and workmanship. 

The project also required installation of a structural system including a long-span transfer beam with depths up to 36 inches in support of columns above the expansive lower level meeting area.

The impressive religious facility contains a 7,200 sq ft ballroom, a bridal room, administrative offices, primary and service kitchens on two lower levels. On the mezzanine level is a double-height sanctuary, the main lobby and mechanical rooms.

There are also five classrooms, a 3,000 sq ft outdoor terrace and the Manhattan Star Academy, a school dedicated to developmentally disabled students which occupies 6,500 square feet on the synagogue's third floor. 

View the related Manhattan Star Academy interiors installation project here.

Project Details


Lincoln Square Synagogue

Property Address:

180 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, New York

Project Size:

62,000 square feet

Project Value:

30 million

Completion Date:

January 2013


CetraRuddy Architects

Services Provided:

Construction Management

Project Type:





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