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New York State Office of General Services Mueser, Rutledge, Wentworth, and Johnston South Mall Project Engineering and Inspection Files

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The records in this series document the engineering work and quality control inspections performed by the firm of Mueser, Rutledge, Wentworth, and Johnston on the Albany South Mall (Empire State Plaza) construction project. Documents pertain to review of contract bids, review and implementation of change order requests, contractors' claims for compensation for lost revenue, and orders for remedial work following unsatisfactory inspections.
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2 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1965-1978
Series Number:
16191

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The records in this series document the engineering work and quality control inspections performed by the firm of Mueser, Rutledge, Wentworth, and Johnston on the Albany South Mall (Empire State Plaza) construction project. Records document the letting, management, and revision of two major contracts for the construction of Agency Buildings 1, 2, 3, and 4 at the South Mall. The first, Specification No. 20183-C, Contract No. 4172, pertains to the overall construction of the Agency Buildings. The second, Specification No. 20183-H, Contract No. 4178, pertains to the installation of the heating and air conditioning systems in the four buildings.

Correspondence in the series centers around the review of contract proposals, bids, and contractor qualifications; review and implementation of contract change order requests; contractors' claims for compensation for revenue lost due to project delays allegedly beyond their own control; and orders for remedial work following unsatisfactory inspections. Other record types include cost estimates, building materials lists, inspection reports, proceed orders, and legal documents relating to public improvement and mechanic's liens.

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