New York City's
Office of Emergency Management

New York, NY


The devastation of Lower Manhattan caused by the terrorist attacks of September 11th included the collapse of 7 World Trade Center, a 47-story tower that housed New York City's Office of Emergency Management. Today, with the help of Navillus, the office headquarters are located in a state-of-the-art, sustainable facility in Brooklyn that is equipped with high-tech protective infrastructure to safeguard against future threats.

Navillus's team converted the original building, built in 1954 into a three-story, 66,245-square-foot structure. This included demolishing a portion of the original building, cladding the exterior facade with limestone, and adding a steel frame structure to the building's south side. The project team also raised the building's original interiors and elevated the roof in the center of the building to accommodate the agency's high-tech command center. Today, the agency boasts a bold, prominent exterior and a secure inner sanctum engineered specifically to support and protect the agency's mission.

Navillus is proud to have been chosen as the general contractor on this project, which became the first LEED-certified agency headquarters in New York City. Designed by Swanke Hayden Connell Architects and managed by Bovis Lend Lease, the facility features sustainable design elements, including 19,500 square feet of zinc panels, window and curtain walls made of glass and aluminum, and locally manufactured and recycled materials.

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