New York State Office of General Services Empire State Plaza Construction Management Daily Diaries

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New York State Archives

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Albany, NY 12230

These records consist of engineers' daily project diaries and inspectors' daily reports concerning the construction of Empire State Plaza in Albany. Records identify projects by contract number, specification number, and contractor and contain descriptions of work performed and inspected.
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Scope and Content Note

15763-97: This accretion contains engineer's daily project diaries (one volume) and inspector's daily reports (two volumes) documenting reconstruction of South Swan Street from June 1970 through February 1972. The engineer's diaries show job stamp (contract and specification numbers, and contractor); date and inspector's report reference page number; weather conditions and high/low temperatures; inspector's name and report number; notes on work assignment and identification; and signatures of the consulting engineers and engineer in charge.

The inspector's reports (numbered IR-1 through IR-568) show job stamp (contract and specification numbers, and contractor); date and inspector's report number; weather conditions and high/low temperatures; description of work performed and inspected (including earthwork construction inspector's daily report); and signatures of the inspector, resident engineer, and engineer in charge.

Records pertain only to reconstruction of South Swan Street (Contract No. D42752; Spec. No. 23446-GE). They may be duplicated in other accretions of the series, or may have been removed for unknown purposes and not refiled.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Custodial History

15763-97: This accretion resulted from a project by Archives staff in 1997 to accession or integrate estrayed or unidentified records.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Volume

Accretion: 15763-97
1970 June 22-1972 February 11 Engineer's Daily Project Diary: Pages 1-425 1 1
1970 June 22-1971 January 29 Inspector's Daily Reports: I.R. 1-273 1 2
1971 February 1-1972 January 4 Inspector's Daily Reports: I.R. 274-568 1 3