Skanska USA recently occupied an entire floor in the Empire State Building. Built during the Great Depression, the building is still one of New York City’s most historic and iconic structures. Housed in the flagship offices on the 32nd floor are 80 Skanska employees from the New York area . Designed and built to exceptionally high sustainability standards, the completely renovated floor offers day-lighting throughout and exceptional views for all of its employees. The office will applying for a LEED-CI Platinum certification, the highest level awarded by the United States Green Building Council.
Constructing the project
“Cook+Fox Architects created a healthy, modern workplace that showcases Skanska’s dedication to sustainability and setting a standard for environmentally responsible, economical design. An open plan office design emphasizes daylight and efficient ventilation by capturing the inherent functionality of the Empire State Building, originally designed as a daylit office. The coffered ceilings are exposed and an efficient raised floor mechanical system delivers highly filtered air replacing overhead ducts. The plan uses the cardinal directions as the main orienting concept, allowing the configuration of the building core to capture views to daylight in all four directions from the center of the plan.”