17 November 2015

Custom Modular Central Plant Installed at New York University’s 60 Fifth Avenue

As part of New York University’s renovation of 60 Fifth Avenue at the corner of West 12th Street in New York’s Greenwich Village, a complete custom-designed modular central plant by TMI Climate Solutions was hoisted onto the roof of this nine-story historic building over the weekend of November 14-15, 2015. Built in Michigan, the central plant consists of eleven sections and will provide all heating and cooling for the building. This central plant is the first TMI installation of a pre-built system in New York City.

The modular central plant is built to the project’s specific heating and cooling needs and was installed by Turner Construction over two days, reducing the construction schedule. KHA worked with Thomas Polise Consulting Engineer on the design of the MEP systems for the building.

The 1923 building, designed by Carerre & Hastings and Shreve & Lamb, is the former historic headquarters of the book publisher MacMillan and more recently Forbes. New York University is the current owner and commissioned Kliment Halsband Architects to transform the building into a flexible space for advanced research institutes, shared university classrooms, and a conference center.

Construction is expected to be completed in Spring 2016.

Design Team: Kliment Halsband Architects and Thomas Polise Consulting Engineer, New York, NY

Contractor: Turner Construction Company

Product Manufacturer: TMI Climate Solutions, a subsidiary of MiTek, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, Holly, MI


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