Since its inception in 1970 the Department of Environmental Conservation headquarters had been on Wolf Road in Colonie, NY. In the late 1990s, funding was authorized to build a new office tower on Broadway in downtown Albany, overlooking the Hudson River. The building was completed in April 2001. The new 15 story home of New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation comprises approximately 440,000 square feet of floor space. The building was erected from start to finish in 6 months using a tower crane with a luffer jib.
This building replaced the previous offices of the DEC which Schenectady Steel had also fabricated in the 1960’s.