The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York.  It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and completed in 1931. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet and stands a total of 1,454 feet tall, including its antenna.

On-call engineering services were provided to the Empire State Building which included the following:

Visitors’ Center

The project involved the design for 22,000 SF of dedicated space which included ticketing, entry, offices, and maintenance facilities at 350 Fifth Avenue.

The scope of work included electrical, plumbing, fire alarm, and fire protection demolition plans showing existing systems to be relocated to allow construction of the Visitor’s Center and new work plans showing existing base-building utilities extended to serve the proposed Visitors’ Center.

Electrical system design included normal and emergency power distribution, circuiting of the all equipment (lighting, appliance, etc.), fire alarm system, and lighting controls.

Plumbing and fire protection system design included hot water, cold water, sanitary, vent piping systems, and complete wet sprinkler system (valves, flow switches, etc.).

Chase Bank

The project involved the analysis of the existing feeder circuits supplying the 2nd floor Chase Bank space, and determine potential available capacity.

The scope of work included: review existing documentation, survey existing feeder circuits and supply points (electric service), analyze feeder circuits, recommend load to be recorded by ESB, analyze electric service capacity supplying each feeder, issue memo report summarizing our findings and recommendations for ESB’s review, and attend meetings with ESB to review memo and comments.


The project consisted of providing new electric service to the tenant space, a new branch condenser water line (sized to accommodate the tenant load), toilet exhaust ductwork extension, and two fire/smoke dampers connected to the building fire alarm system to shut down automatically from the fire alarm system.

Heartland Brewery

The project consisted of assisting and advising the Empire State Building facilities staff with the  review of the high pressure steam line and PRV station controlled by the Heartland Brewery.


Empire State Building




2.7 Million SF


Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Plumbing Engineering
Fire Protection Engineering

Construction Cost

$8 Million

Completion Date



Mr. Tim Clancy
Property Manager
Cushman & Wakefield
650 Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10019
O: (212) 586-8238
C: (917) 805-2786