1 Penn Plaza: Landmark Building Entrusts Telecom With Wireless Upgrade

Boosting Technology Capabilities

Verizon Wireless Net Neutral Host Cellular System

Client: Vornado, one of the largest owners and managers of commercial real estate in the U.S.
Location: 1 Penn Plaza, landmark building located in the center of New York City, adjacent to Madison Square Garden.

Project Overview

1 Penn Plaza boasts 320 tenants occupying 60 floors. Vornado,1 Penn Plaza’s building manager, committed to a wireless upgrade, one of the most effective technology capability improvements, to maintain the building’s edge in Manhattan’s highly competitive commercial real estate market. The professional installation required establishing new pathways, demolishing legacy equipment, providing on-site engineering for space constraints and installing a new fiber backbone to the Neutral site Base Transceiver Station (BTS) from the Base Station Controller (BSC).


To meet the extremely tight installation time, Telecom Infrastructure deployed two work shifts over 20 hours each day, six days per week.


  • Strategically placed more than 600 multi-carrier cellular antennas throughout building to ensure superior cell and smart phone reception 24/7/365.
  • Installed fiber-hybrid coax system engineered with Mobile Access equipment to accommodate multiple cellular carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.
  • Hierarchical star topology consisting of Corning Armored Single Mode 12-strand fiber cable complemented the Mobile Access equipment located in five distinct zones that were strategically located within the building and the riser envelope.
  • Half-inch Helix plenum-rated coaxial cable was professionally installed in compliance with Verizon standards to ensure excellent signal properties and maximum cell signal strength.
Our Services
Telecom takes ownership of the project from design all the way through the quality review process.
In Building Cellular
Structured Cabling
Professional Services
Audio/Visual Systems
Access Control & Camera Systems