The Architecture of Emergency Response: New York City Office of Emergency Management

AV Awards e-Lunch & Learn Webinar Series


The OEM was destroyed on 9/11. One of the challenges in building a new facility, housing high-tech systems integral to managing NYC's emergency operations, was to provide systems in which information from thousands of sources could easily be accessed and displayed. Among the multiple technologies employed were rear-projection units operating as a unified display surface, plasma screens, audio coverage, a sophisticated control system, and a video wall.

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After reading the content, one should be able to:
1) Understand the complexities of turning an old facility into a high-tech command center.
Describe the various technologies that make the Office of Emergency Management function for the citizens it serves.
Know the design and layout decisions that had to be made to make this facility work.