With 4,300 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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Bank of America Tower
New York, NY
Bank of America Tower
VDA provided full consulting services for the vertical transportation in this 2.1 million square foot, 54-story, ultra-energy-efficient building, which is the first high-rise office building to seek the LEED Platinum designation.
Bank of America Tower uses translucent high-performance glass in floor-to-ceiling glazing to permit maximum sunlight in interior spaces, in addition to featuring ““floating”” floors to facilitate more even, healthful, and efficient heating and cooling. It captures and reuses all rainwater and wastewater, saving millions of gallons of precious water each year. A very high percentage of the buildings materials came from recycled and renewable source within 500 miles of New York city.
The project includes fifty-two (52) elevators and three (3) escalators to serve the NY headquarters of Bank of America and other office tenants, and a recreated Henry Miller’s Theater, which had been located on the site since 1918. There is also be an elevator to the transit mezzanine below ground.
The 54-story building, rising 945 feet above the west side of Sixth Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd Streets, was completed in 2009. The $1 billion project was co-developed by The Durst Organization and Bank of America, which has committed to a 20-year lease for 1.1 million square feet as their New York operations headquarters.