Chilling the ESP

The Empire State Plaza at 50 exhibit at the State Museum includes a handful of videos about the plaza's creation and inner workings. And it looks like many of those videos are posted online.

Here's one we thought this one was interesting -- it's about the massive chilling system for the plaza, which relies on water pumped from the Hudson River and power from the steam generation plant over in Sheridan Hollow. The system cools 10 million square feet of space at the ESP. The plant could theoretically cool about 9,000 homes, according to the video.

By the way: The water in the reflecting pools at the ESP is also from the Hudson River.

(Thanks, Rafael)

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facinating article. As a Hollow resident this provides a more thorough history to the fabric of the neighborhood. Like the previous on the Hawk Street bridge.

Thanks and keep them coming

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