Hurricane Sandy left this 34 story building with the ground floor and subsequent 2 floors (below grade) under water, thereby destroying the primary and secondary electrical distribution services. F&S was hired to provide the necessary civil support to rebuild the electrical infrastructure and ultimately minimize future threats to the electrical distribution system by moving the majority of the electrical distribution equipment to the 2nd floor, located directly adjacent to occupied tenant areas.
F&S built a new switchgear room on the 2nd floor and relocated all Con Edison services to the 2nd floor. This required steel support of new concrete encased service pipes, construction of new shaftways, construction of a new state of the art switchgear room and demolition of existing facilities. The new room as well as the electrical service piping runs were all enclosed in 3/4" thick steel and aluminum with full penetration welded seams to protect current and future tenants from EMF. This work all took place with little impact to an occupied building. Additional incidental work in the building includes, repair and epoxy floor of all mechanical spaces, new concrete sump pit below the sub cellar floor, which is over 50' below grade and various Hurricane Sandy related repairs throughout the building.