Opening their doors in September 2009, the new Union City High School welcomed
1,800 students. Built on the site of the former Roosevelt Stadium, the
facility covers 4½ acres and showcases a rooftop multi-sport stadium.
The innovative design allowed for Union City to build the much needed
new $180 million facility without displacing a single resident or eliminating
exiting district facilities. The 360,000 square foot school is equipped
with 66 high tech classrooms, state-of-the-art science labs, a “world-class”
gym, dance studios, a media center, and a modern cafeteria. In addition,
the school’s 910 seat auditorium also serves as the Union City Performing
Arts Center and houses a non-profit health screening organization for
the community. The separate staff parking garage will also serve nearby
residents and businesses.
The school’s athletic field, the Eagle’s Nest, rests high atop
the school, providing amazing views of the NYC skyline. The 125,000 sq
ft turf field is complete with lighting and stadium seating to accommodate
Binsky & Snyder managed the turnkey procurement and installation of
the high school’s HVAC Systems. The design specified an elaborate
mechanical infrastructure to support the multi-use nature of this complex
facility. The large mechanical spaces housed 14 modular boilers and two
centrifugal chillers serving remotely located air handlers, energy recovery
units, and one hundred AC units - over 65,000 feet of piping. Four large
cooling towers were located on the roof above the Field but shielded from
the fans view.
Binsky & Snyder was pleased to be a part of this “New Jersey
Demonstration Project”, a true public/private partnership, resulting
in a unique and exciting facility in Union City.