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Security Pylon at the EMS Station 50 in Jamaica, Queens

Security Pylon at the EMS Station 50 in Jamaica, Queens

The award-winning EMS 50 Station for the FDNY, which opened in July 2016, is located at the northern edge of the existing Queens Hospital campus. As part of this start of the art project, the FDNY wanted to implement new security technology to allow for fast, secure access to the facility by first responders. Maloya was brought in to fabricate the Security Pylon that houses the handprint security access technology at the entrance to the new Emergency Medical Station.

CLIENT: NYC DDC LOCATION: Queens, NY SCOPE OF WORK: Design Assist, CNC Laser Technologies, CNC Bending & Forming, CNC Machining, MIG & TIG Welding, Assembly, Finishing, and Quality Assurance. ARCHITECT: Dean Wolf


The construction document designed the pylon as a stand alone unit at the entrance. It had to be quickly accessible by first responders. The pylon housed a sophisticated hand scanner that needed to be protected from the elements. Security and anti-vandalism was a major design consideration.


SolidWORKS 3D modeling was used to fit the required electronic components within the structure. The pylon was fabricated with Stainless Steel brushed finish for durability and aesthetics. Internal brackets were developed for security and ease of assembly.


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