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Friday, April 22, 2016
Public Safety Answering Ctr (PSAC II), Bronx. New York, New York
The $800 million PSAC II, a 240-by-240-by-240-foot concrete fortress, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is where more than 11 million emergency 911 calls (230 operators) are taken by Police and Fire Depts. each year. It is intended to be self-sufficient for 3 days. It is surrounded by an earthen berm, appearing to make building float. Phytoremediation, the use of plants to purify the interior, was undertaken by Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.