fedex 42nd street station
new york, nY


Finding that small and increasingly frequent renovation projects did not stave off the rapid deterioration of their freight distribution facility, Federal Express hired Gertler & Wente Architects to execute a total gut renovation of their 42nd Street facility. The project involved installation of a new truck ramp to the basement level, a new five-story fire stair tower, demolition and replacement of approximately 70,000 square feet of truck bay slabs and ramps and replacement of the entire brick facade. New building systems including plumbing, sprinkler, carbon monoxide exhaust, electrical and life safety were installed. The fast track project was completed in six months. Our work included the coordination and installation of a multi level package conveying system.

Size:  160,000 sf