Closing L Street: Verizon Midtown Cooling Tower Replacment

In March of this year DesignTech Inc. in collaboration with WE Bowers completed the replacement of the the three cooling towers at the Verizon Midtown CO with three like capacity towers. The towers were replaced due to age and poor condition. This installation and phasing was crucial not only because two towers had to remain in operation at all times, but also because it required the closing of L Street in downtown DC for the hoisting of the equipment. In addition to providing three new 500 ton cooling towers, the scope included modifying the existing steel dunnage to accept the new cooling towers and modifying the local piping at the towers to fit the new installation. Inside, WE Bowers provided two new heat exchangers to replace the existing and reconnected them into the chilled and condenser water loops. The contractor also had to modify the automatic temperature controls for the new tower and heat exchanger operation. 

As seen in the photos, the installation went incredibly smoothly. WE Bowers completed the project as scheduled and maintained the necessary operation of two towers successfully! Ron Marx traveled to the site for the early morning installation and served as the project manager throughout the life of the job.