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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New York, NY
This 856,000 square foot, 46-story steel and glass tower was built within and above Hearst’s existing 6-story, art deco building, a New York City Landmark, that was originally built at 959 Eighth Avenue in 1928. It houses 1,800 employees, the entire Hearst Organization, including comic strip distributor King Feature Syndicates and its cable television networks such as A&E.
VDA provided full consulting services through construction administration for seventeen (17) gearless traction elevators, five (5) hydraulic elevators, three (3) escalators and a counter-loading dumbwaiter. The $500 million project, including the new tower and renovation of the base, was completed in October 2006.