CLA SITE worked with a team of consulting engineers for the New York State Office of General Services (NYSOGS) on the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the brick paver streets, walkways, vehicular entrances, and associated subsurface stormwater system at the historic Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York. The Plaza was designed in the 1960s by architect Wallace Harrison in collaboration with Governor Nelson Rockefeller. The abstract geometric buildings surround a reflecting pool, and the plaza was designed to provide stunning views of the adjacent Hudson River. (Read history)

CLA SITE provided site/civil services for this restoration and improvement project. Our work included: assisting with a survey of existing conditions, evaluating and modeling the existing stormwater system, providing cost estimates and specifications, and analyzing turning radius throughout the site. CLA SITE additionally provided construction documents for the project layout, grading plans, and stormwater drainage infrastructure improvements.

The new improvements enhanced site access for facility and emergency vehicles, provided much needed brick paver and walkway restoration, and alleviated surface drainage and subsurface stormwater accumulation that was causing water intrusion and related issues under the Plaza.