Entrusted to design and oversee the installation and integration of all security and communications systems for the project, ESCC was responsible for providing leading-edge security and communications services such as Touchless Access Control Systems, IP-Based CCTV, Back-of-House (BOH) Communications Systems, Elevator Control Systems, IP-based Telephone Systems, Intercom Systems, as well as Audio/Video Systems.
This historic adaptive re-use project, which started construction in 2018, recognized pre-Pandemic, the need for “boardroom-to-bedroom” developments as Manhattan’s Financial District changed to a 24|7|365 live-work-play area for residents and their workers alike. Working from home need not mean stay-at-home. One Wall Street’s huge co-working space features two large conference rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology needed for remote work. These common areas are outfitted with some of the most sophisticated and secure systems ESCC has to offer. Common areas with office capabilities are not just a perk, but a requirement in adaptive re-use projects such as One Wall Street.
Says Robert Horowitz, President of ESCC, “When we began this project, the work-from-home (“WFH”) phenomenon was just underway. The omnipresent access to high-speed internet at home and the advances in remote conferencing technologies changed the playing field for many office workers tired of the 9-5 commute.
Indeed, this trend, now fueled by the post-pandemic workplace, may well accelerate at a rapid pace not just in the Financial District but in all of New York’s primarily office-centered areas.
Horowitz believes, “One Wall Street is really just the beginning of ESCC filling the needs of this new paradigm shift. As we continue to realize the potential of adaptive re-use projects around the city, ESCC can provide comprehensive security and communications for these developments, keeping their residents safe and secure in a rapidly changing urban landscape.”
When asked about his boots-on-the-ground experience at One Wall Street, Rafael Cabrera, ESCC’s Senior Project Manager and a 30-year veteran in the security field said, “I have worked on numerous complex, modern high-rise projects, but rarely have I had the privilege to bring an Art Deco masterpiece into the 21st century. ESCC was propelled to do our very best work to pay homage to this New York City landmark.”
With the development of One Wall Street, ESCC has ensured that the integrated security and communications systems it designed and installed will keep both its residents and management safe, secure, and protected for years to come in a post-pandemic New York City and beyond.