Service Distribution
Photo courtesy of Payette; copyright Robert Benson Photography.
The PDSI project afforded MIT the opportunity to create a mechanical penthouse on the roof of the new structure that could power services for future renovations. Vertical shafts bring services down into the building while bridge walkways that connect to older adjacent buildings create a horizontal distribution path. This design allows for an entirely new infrastructure with larger duct work than could be installed alongside the old utilities without disrupting existing services.