Goldman Sachs JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY
Forest Electric’s New Jersey and New York offices collaborated on the construction of 30 Hudson Street in New Jersey, a commercial office tower that is New Jersey’s tallest building. Located between Essex and Sussex streets on the Jersey City waterfront, 30 Hudson is a 1.55 million s.f. building that contains 990,000 usable s.f. of office and trading space.
The client wanted to build a 42-story office tower to complement their corporate headquarters at 85 Broad Street in downtown Manhattan.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
While several contractors worked on this enormous project, Forest alone provided normal power for the building’s core and shell. Our scope of work included power distribution, core area lighting, general usage power, stairwell lighting, installation of extensive electrical heating cable and all grounding infrastructure.
Hines Interest Limited Partnership was the development manager and Turner Construction
was the construction manager for the 30 Hudson Street project. Forest’s work only involved the core and shell work, and not the interior tenant build-out for Goldman Sachs, which was a separate contract.
Forest had the largest scope of work of all the electrical and mechanical contracts on this job. Forest installed approximately 350,000 feet of conduit and 1.5 million feet of cable for the core and shell electrical installation.
In addition to an extremely aggressive construction schedule, this project was especially challenging from a logistical point of view. The construction site is on a corner property bordered on the east by the Hudson River and on the west by the Hudson Bergen Light Rail system. Due to these constraints, deliveries had to be scheduled well in advance, and the delivery schedule was very rigid.
Forest’s involvement at 30 Hudson Street began in November 2001. Critical project milestones for this project called for Forest to provide the low-rise mechanical and electrical rooms with permanent power by the end of 2002, while lover floor occupancy was scheduled for August 2003, and the base building work was to be completed by February 2004. Forest’s field workforce peaked at about 185 electricians.
Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net worth individuals.