After 30 years in the tower above the New York Coliseum, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority moved their new headquarters to 2 Broadway, in a building project that called for the complete renovation of the building from its infrastructure to exterior skin. Cerami & Associates provided acoustical consulting for both the base building and MTA office fit-out, including the new MTA boardroom and public meeting rooms. Our role was to ensure quality training facilities at a utilitarian price while providing a quiet, acoustically private space in which to work.
We thus recommended slab-to-slab partitions between the copy rooms and open plan offices, and sound treatments to the heat pumps in order to isolate sound transmission. Additional importance was placed on the acoustic design of the emergency control rooms and supporting infrastructure, as maintaining building functions and services under emergency situations free of intrusive generator noise was of great concern.
Our audiovisual consultants designed both board and conference rooms with full multimedia presentation capabilities including audio and video conferencing. In addition, we provided a few of the conference rooms table top conferencing with audio conferencing capabilities as well as portable video conferencing.