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Jacob Javits Federal Building - Broadway Pavilion Addition and Plaza

Building addition and site work on Broadway side, wrapping north and south around 26 Federal Plaza on Duane and Worth Streets. Perimeter security improvements, lobby renovations. 7,000 sf.

As part of the GSA First Impressions Program, Weidlinger Associates provided structural design services for perimeter security improvements and lobby renovations at this federal office building in Lower Manhattan. The original building was a 41-story steel-frame structure with laminated glass exterior that eventually included an adjoining 47-story annex, now integral to the building. With the addition of an adjacent 8-story building, the 2-block site was complete, creating roughly 2.4 million square feet of office and support space and accommodating approximately 8,000 permanent employees.

The goal of the GSA program, which renovates lobbies and public plazas of federally owned and leased buildings, is to create more attractive, orderly public spaces with better way-finding and circulation. The program focuses especially on public spaces that have been compromised since a building's inception by the addition of security and the evolution of technological requirements. Work at the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building was concentrated on the entry pavilion, the lobby, the perimeter, and the integration of security throughout.

Completion Date: 2007
Location: New York, New York
Owner or Client: General Services Administration (GSA)
Prime Consultant(s): Lehman Smith McLeish

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