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SOM's Perfect Cube in the Bronx Enhances New York City's Emergency Response System

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Source: Designboom

in new york, SOM has completed a new facility designed to enhance NYC’s 911 emergency response system. contained within a perfect cube, the public safety answering center II (PSAC II) brings together multiple city agencies, including the police department, the fire department, and emergency medical services. located on a prominent nine-acre site in the bronx, the 450,000 square foot building has been designed to be as secure as possible, while still contributing to the surrounding urban fabric...

the landscape, which requires no irrigation, also offers the building’s occupants a connection with the natural world. meanwhile, the project’s interiors are designed to be soothing environments for the site’s emergency response teams.​

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