sidewalk vault

sidewalk vault

A space below a sidewalk directly adjacent to a building, often covered with a hatch that can be lifted to allow access to the basement of the building via steps down; often used for storage.
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Savanna is currently undertaking a comprehensive capital improvement plan at 31 West 27th Street to further elevate the property within the NoMad submarket, including renovations of the lobby, building systems, facade, roofs and sidewalk vault. Savanna is also renovating and repositioning the retail storefront to improve the building's street presence as well as the overall tenant and visitor experience.
When maintenance is deferred, systems fail with less warning, sometimes with catastrophic consequences (e.g., pieces of parapet wall drop to the street, sidewalk vault structures collapse, drain lines burst).
Savanna recently completed facade and sidewalk repairs at the property, replacement of the sidewalk vault and retail storefront, a newly designed lobby and entrance, refurbished bathrooms, new windows and HVAC and electrical upgrades.
insulated windows were installed, and collapsing sidewalk vaults were
Falling beams of steel from the World Trade Center fires may have gouged a gaping multi-story hole into the front of Verizon's West Street facility, sliced into underground sidewalk vaults, and severed the cables for New York's communications systems, but the disconnect was only temporary, according to Verizon's group president for New York/Connecticut Paul Crotty, who spoke at the June BOMA/NY luncheon.