With 1,300 currently active projects, VDA's consultations reach the spectrum of end uses. From subways and airports to symphony halls, from venerated landmarks and hospitals to embassies...
VDA has impacted transportation in virtually all building environments. The firm has designed mail handling systems and has consulted for special equipment applications like rack and pinion elevators, double deck hydraulic elevators, turntables, and vehicle lifts.
Complying with ADA regulations, VDA professionals design and oversee maintenance for systems that represent efficiency, aesthetics, and safety, and - whether projects run several months or span years - provide clients with the innovation and superior service they expect.
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New York, NY
The Orion, at 350 West 42nd Street, is the first condominium built on far West 42nd Street in more than a decade and the 60-story, ultra-luxury, high-rise building towers over most surrounding buildings. The design team at Cetra/Ruddy designed the Orion with superb layouts, corner living rooms, and floor to ceiling glass to maximize views. The building has 650,000 sq. ft. including 20,000 sq.ft. of luxurious amenity space with indoor swimming pools, screening rooms, a breakfast cafe and fitness center, as well as 8,000 sq. ft. of retail at the ground floor.
VDA provided services from design through construction administration for (7) seven gearless elevators with a 3-car low-rise bank serving up to the 29th floor, and a three-car high-rise bank serving the lobby and floors 29-60, and a service elevator serving all floors. There is also a 2-stop hydraulic elevator serving the garage, and two (2) 7,000 lb. capacity automobile lifts.