20+ Years of Impact: Our Work with Verizon at 1095 AoA
For over two decades, our team has been proud to work alongside Verizon, helping their team transform business nationwide. As we reflect on that work, one building that stands out is 1095 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. The building, an important part of telecommunications history in New York, was once home to the New York Telephone Company and Bell Atlantic before becoming Verizon’s corporate headquarters.
1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS: OUR FIRST PROJECT
After Bell Atlantic and GTE merged in 2000 to create Verizon, they hired our team to reposition it – consolidating six floors that Verizon needed for their operations (we redesigned the rest of the building as a business condo). As part of this repositioning project, our team created a building within a building for these six floors. We had to separate the floors from the base building MEP systems and consolidate the existing telephone infrastructure. We finished this project by overseeing the commissioning process to ensure Verizon’s equipment functioned properly, and our work at 1095 Avenue of the America only continued from there.
20 YEARS LATER: FROM CHILLER REPLACEMENT TO ENERGY AUDITS
Over the years, we have completed 60 projects for Verizon in the building, from replacing the generators to the design of new life safety systems as part of NYC’s Local Law 26. Most recently, we supported their efforts to upgrade their chillers. While the project initially focused on chiller replacements, it became a comprehensive energy audit. Through ongoing discussions with our decarbonization team, the scope expanded from just a chiller replacement to replacing all of Verizon’s air handlers in the building. In doing so, we helped Verizon meet both its immediate needs of replacing equipment at the end of its useful life and its broader energy and decarbonization goals.
TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED, OUR COMMITMENT HAS NOT
Over the past 24 years, technology has changed, and so the way we work has changed. What has stayed the same is our commitment to quality and our focus on communicating technical information in ways that are easy for our clients to understand. For Verizon, that meant asking the right questions to identify their business goals so that we could design the right solution. If this sounds like something you’d like to know more about, please get in touch with me at email@example.com.