Facades+ AM Conference – Philly

Facades+ AM Conference – Philly

As always, W&W Glass supports Facades+! We are sponsoring their Philly AM conference on September 25th and will be in attendance! Register now!

 

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Program

The rapidly developing technology of high-performance facades has emerged as the key to building integration, and central to the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. The building skin combines attributes of appearance and performance like nothing else in architecture. There is much to discuss. We invite you to join the conversation as we bring this forum to Philadelphia, PA.

 
7:30 – 8:15

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

Sponsored by  WWGlass

8:15 – 8:30

Welcome

  • Matthew Krissel
  • Co-Chair | LEED AP
  • KieranTimberlake

BIO

8:30 – 9:35

1. Facade Futures: Computation and the Amplification of Design

Computational design leverages new ways of thinking and making to expand creative potential. This amplification of the design process can catalyze imagination, drive meaningful exploration, and create for new possibilities in architecture.  Panelists examine how current computational practices go beyond optimization, form-making, and analysis to more exploratory ways for designers to iterate and envision building envelopes in transformative projects.

Presenters

  • Brian Ringley
  • Design Technology Lead
  • Woods Bagot

BIO

 
  • Efrie Friedlander
  • Environmental Researcher
  • Kieran Timberlake

BIO

 
  • Christopher Connock
  • Design Researcher
  • Kieran Timberlake

BIO

9:35 – 9:50

Networking Break

Sponsored by   WWGlass

9:50 – 10:55

2. Beyond Form, Data, and Metrics:  Envelope Performance in Context

Architecture drives designers aspirations towards the productive fusion of environmental performance, function, and poetics. Panelists discuss how to expand the definition of performance to also include the physical and intrinsic qualities with the way envelopes shape the human experience to create a sense of place, desire, and cultural identity.

Presenters

  • Tom Kirk
  • Partner
  • Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

BIO

  • Jeff Goldstein
  • Principal
  • DIGSAU

BIO

 
  • Eric Oskey
  • Partner
  • Moto Designshop

BIO

10:55 – 11:10

Networking Break

Sponsored by   WWGlass

11:10 – 12:15

3. Philadelphia’s Design Trajectories: Growing Beyond Center City

In the past 15 years, Philadelphia has seen rapid growth and evolution in design and construction across multiple scales. As a new blend of quality and purpose emerges throughout the city, designers can help shape projects towards beautiful, enduring, and ethical architecture.  This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with this growth as it relates to scale, materiality, and vitality and the role of architecture in creating a vision for the city of Philadelphia.

Presenters

  • Scott Erdy
  • Principal
  • Erdy McHenry Architecture

BIO

 
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Join the dialogue!

Elmhurst Library Project Wins Award

AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards winners announced

Awards East
(Courtesy Marpillero Pollak Architects)

(Courtesy Marpillero Pollak Architects)

 

This year, the AIA chapters of Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island, all collaborated for the awards. They’re aiming to promote chapter members and affiliates by recognizing (as stated in a press release) “the best architecture and professionals that Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx can offer.” A jury from AIA Long Island sifted through more than 100 entries, and after a month’s worth of deliberation, allocated awards in 13 categories; each AIA Chapter also has its own award.

 

(Courtesy Bade Stageberg Cox)

2017 Brooklyn Chapter Award
Casa de Sombra
Bade Stageberg Cox

(Courtesy ZAD)

2017 Queens Chapter Award
Spire Lofts
Zambrano Architectural Design


 

(Courtesy v+b)

2017 Staten Island Chapter Award
Midtown Redevelopment Project: The City of Monessen
v+b Architects

(Courtesy Marpillero Pollak Architects)

Read original article here!

 

W&W Glass LLC is a family owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar™ structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area.

Yonge Eglinton Project Gets Attention

Last month we were impressed to see multiple reputable architectural media outlets cover our Yonge Eglinton project, located in Toronto, Canada! This large glass fin wall project definitely stands out because of its extremely unique appearance and design. Please enjoy some of our industry peers’ coverage below:

 

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www.buildingdesign-news.co.uk

 

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www.britglass.org.uk

 

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www.the-glazine.com

 

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W&W Glass LLC is a family owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar™ structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area.

W&W Glass Adopts A Highway

W&W Glass Adopts A Highway

 

Here at W&W, we believe in giving back to the community that we live and work in. We are proud to have recently sponsored the litter removal program on our local NY State Thruway (I-87/I-287) through the Adopt A Highway program! Our sign can be seen on Southbound I-87/I-287 in Nanuet, NY, right before exit 14 to Spring Valley/Nanuet and Route 59 near our headquarters! 

 

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One West End Avenue

There was some recent coverage on our One West End Avenue project which we are installing the unitized curtain wall on! Please see below to read the original article as well as learn more about this project:

 

Below article copied directly from Curbed NY

 

“The last time we checked in with 1 West End Avenue, the first condo building rising within the Riverside Center megaproject, it was nearing completion. The building’s affordable apartments (which will be accessed by a separate—and apparently very nice—entrance) entered the city’s affordable housing lottery last year, with applications closing in November.

 
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And according to a spokesperson for the project, the building is getting closer to welcoming residents: Closings on its more than 200 condos should begin this summer, and some of the common spaces, including the lobby and the amenity spaces, are on track to be completed by then.

 

Along with these updates comes a change in the marketing team working on the condos: brokers-to-the-stars Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes of Douglas Elliman are now handling sales for the building’s remaining units, which range in price from a $2.7 million two-bedroom to a $19.5 million four-bedroom “duplex in the sky.” Its priciest apartment, a $21 million penthouse, sold last year. As part of the switch, a new model unit will debut within the building soon, too.

 

The team has also released the first photo of the building’s completed exterior, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli and rising 43 stories over Manhattan. Though it only shows the glassy upper levels of the tower, it does give you an idea of what the views will be like for residents.”

 

One West End Avenue (Riverside Center Building B5)

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  • Location: One West End Avenue, New York, NY
  • Building Type: High-Rise Residential
  • Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli
  • Owner/Developer: Silverstein Properties/Elad Group
  • Construction Manager/General Contractor:Tishman
  • Installer: W&W Glass, LLC
  • Materials:

    Custom Unitized Curtain Wall

     

    Products:

    Sotawall® Custom System

 

For more information on all the projects completed and underway by the W&W Glass professionals please visit our project portfolio.

 

W&W Glass LLC is a family owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar™ structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area.

Pocono 400 NASCAR Cup Race on Sunday, June 11th

 

Attention all Racing Fans! Make sure to watch the Pocono 400 NASCAR Cup Race on Sunday, June 11th to see the W&W Glass logo onboard the back of the #20 car driven by Matt Kenseth! Matt took the checkered flag back in 2015 at Pocono, and we hope he can do it again!

 

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195 Broadway Wins 2017 AIA NYS Excelsior Awards for Historic Preservation!

W&W Glass is proud to have one of our projects receive a 2017 AIA NYS Excelsior Award for Historic Preservation for the work at 195 Broadway along with architect Gabellini Sheppard!

 

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AIA NYS Excelsior Awards honor publicly funded projects across the State, recognizing design with purpose, to be used by the public and demonstrate the opportunity for creative transformation of New York’s communities.

 

AIA New York State, Inc., is an organization of The American Institute of Architects primarily exists to influence state legislation in connection with the practice of Architecture and remains the primary reason for its existence today. Check out their website here.

 

Project Highlights:

  • Location: 195 Broadway New York, New York
  • Building Type: Commercial Office
  • Architect: Gabellini Sheppard
  • Owner/Developer: L&L Holding Company
  • Construction Manager/General Contractor:Sciame Construction, LLC
  • Installer: W&W Glass, LLC
  • Materials:

    Interior Glass Wall Partition Vitrines and Entrances

    Products:

    Oversized Jumbo SentryGlas® Low-Iron Laminated Glass, Custom Bronze Patch Plate Hardware

 

Check out the official press release from the AIA NYS office by clicking here.

Check out the full project profile by clicking here.

Check out our recent project blog by clicking here.

 

W&W Glass LLC is a family owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar™ structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area.

10 Hudson Yards Featured in Architectural Record – May 2017

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10 Hudson Yards. Photo: 1705_Tall-Buildings-Kohn-Pedersen-Fox-Associates-New-York-10-Hudson-Yards-07, via 10 Hudson Yards by KPF article on Architectural Record

10 Hudson Yards, a project W&W Glass has installed cable tension walls on, has been featured in the May 2017 issue of Architectural Record and their latest Continuing Education course available online.

 

An excerpt from the article is below: 

 

Writing about 10 Hudson Yards now is a bit like writing about one hand clapping,” says William Pedersen, a founding partner of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and lead designer of the new skyscraper. He sees it as one-half of a grand urban gesture, with the other half being its future, taller neighbor, 30 Hudson Yards, currently only partially completed. Together, the two KPF towers, developed by the Related Companies with Oxford Properties, will radically alter the Manhattan skyline and help anchor Hudson Yards, the ambitious new 28-acre mixed-use district now being built over an active rail yard on the island’s far west side, along the Hudson River.

 

 

Unlike Minoru Yamasaki’s twin towers at the old World Trade Center, a pair of identical, emphatic objects at the tip of Manhattan, 10 and 30 Hudson Yards will have a more complex relationship to one another, as well as to the rest of the city. At 900 feet tall, 10 Hudson Yards slopes on its west elevation, facing the Hudson River—to meet the city’s zoning setback requirements—while its 1,300-foot-tall companion will present a flat elevation to the river and a slanted facade toward the east, with a cantilevered skydeck offering dramatic city views. A large, eight-story retail podium will connect the buildings. Both towers will feature angled crowns that point to one another: their related but opposing profiles will create a “V” shape that will widen and narrow depending on one’s vantage point, placing them, says Pedersen, “in a kind of dance.”

 

The entirety of this skyline gesture will not be evident until 30 Hudson Yards finishes construction and the rest of the development emerges, sometime in the 2020s. With a master plan by KPF, the neighborhood—larger than Rockefeller Center—will include 14 residential and commercial skyscrapers, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Foster + Partners, among others, as well as parkland designed by such landscape architects as Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. But No. 10’s impact on the multilevel site and its surroundings is already apparent. At its southeast corner, a lobby is tucked under the north end of the High Line elevated park. The space houses three banks of escalators, one of which leads to an individual lobby for the apparel brand Coach, the building’s anchor tenant, while the other two lead to a shared lobby for the additional tenants, including L’Oreal and the technology company SAP. The Coach lobby is lined with pale wood paneling, while the shared-lobby walls are clad in textured cast-aluminum panels, which KPF chose to allude to the area’s industrial past. Stretching along 30th Street under the High Line, a new food hall will activate the street below.

 

At the High Line level, two stories above grade, park visitors will be able to walk seamlessly onto a new plaza, designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. The Coach lobby is flanked by the plaza entrance to the east and Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group’s multidisciplinary arts venue, the Shed, rising to the west. A pair of giant legs, clad in translucent gray glass, supports the building over “the spur,” a branch of the High Line not yet opened to the public. From here, you can see the vast Coach lobby, with a huge electronic billboard of Coach ads and a multistory vitrine showcasing vintage handbags.

 

At 1.8 million square feet, 10 Hudson Yards packs a lot of rentable space into 52 stories (the structure rises to 54 stories, including mechanical floors). Though the building appears quite bulky from 10th Avenue, it is more modulated when viewed from the High Line and the new plaza. Several different facade treatments and setbacks break up the bulk and subtly define different tenant zones within the building. The lower level features a “shingled” facade of layered and angled glass panels, the result of a collaboration with Reed Krakoff, former creative director of Coach, according to Marianne Kwok, a director at KPF. “He felt it was a very American design idea, the notion of the shingle,” she says. “He thought it fit very well with the Coach brand.”

 

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10 Hudson Yards Interior of Coach Atrium Cable Wall. Photo: 1705-Tall-Buildings-Kohn-Pedersen-Fox-Associates-New-York-10-Hudson-Yards-06, via 10 Hudson Yards by KPF article on Architectural Record.

Inside the building, a 15-story atrium in the Coach offices looks out over the plaza and provides floor-to-floor connections. Informal meeting areas and double-height conference rooms are inserted within the atrium, animating the space throughout the day (Studios Architecture designed the office interiors). On the 23rd floor, an outdoor terrace tops the setback.

 

The building’s all-concrete structure, rather than the typical concrete and steel for New York office buildings, shortened the construction schedule, according to Kwok. This extended the time KPF could work on design, allowing elements like two more sky terraces to be added to the upper setbacks in response to tenant feedback. “It’s a spec building that feels like a building that was custom-designed for its tenants,” Kwok says.

 

 

 

Ten Hudson Yards is 100 percent leased, and Pedersen and Kwok believe the entire development is drawing strong interest from tenants (CNN and HBO are among those that have already signed to move into No. 30) because of the location, open space, and mix of uses. “People want access to parks, to dining and shopping, as well as hotels and residences. Hudson Yards will have all of that.” Looking out from the upper floors of 10 Hudson Yards, it is easy to understand their vision. “We are stitching the city together with the river,” Pedersen says. It’s a grand urban gesture, to say the least.

 

Click To Go to Continuing Education: Tall Buildings

 

Credits

Architect:

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, 11 West 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, 212-977-6500, www.kpf.com

 

Personnel in architect’s firm who should receive special credit:

Bill Pedersen FAIA FAAR, Marianne Kwok, A. Eugene Kohn, AIA, RIBA Paul Katz FAIA HKIA, Anthony Mosellie FAIA, Mark Townsend, Robert Scymanski AIA, Gregory Mell AIA, Terri Lee AIA, Andrew Werner AIA, Justin Whiteford, Devon Loweth, Courtney Higgins, Joe Michael, Heather Ross, Keith Johns AIA, Christina Ladd AIA, Steve Wang, Sameer Kumar, Frank Lindemann, Russell Patterson, Josh Treiber AIA, John Oliver

 

Architect of record:

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, 11 West 42nd Street, New York, New York 10036, 212-977-6500, www.kpf.com

 

Coach Interior Design Architect:

Studios Architecture, 588 Broadway, New York, New York 10012, 212-431-4512, www.studios.com

 

Engineers

Mechanical : JB&B

Electrical : JB&B

Plumbing : JB&B

Structural : Thornton Tomasetti

Civil : Philip Habib and Associates

 

Consultants

Landscape Architecture: Nelson Byrd Woltz

Lighting: L’Observatoire International

Wind: RWDI

Façade Maintenance: Entek Engineering

Vertical Transportation: Jenkins & Huntington

Architectural Graphics: Pentagram

Acoustical: Cerami & Associates

Security: Guidepost Solutions

 

Construction Manager:

Tutor Perini

 

Photographer:

Michael Moran

 

 

Specifications

Exterior Cladding

Metal/glass curtain wall: Enclos

Cable wall:  W&W Glass

Stone: Port Morris

Metal panels: M. Cohen and Sons

Steel Storefront: Coordinated Metals Inc.

 

Roofing

Built-up roofing: Eagle One

 

Glazing

Glass: Interpane

Glass: Viracon

 

Doors

Entrances: W&W Glass

Entrances: Coordinated Metals Inc.

Metal doors: Long Island Fire Door

 

Hardware

Door Hardware: Assa Abloy

Other special hardware: Blumcraft – CR Lawrence

 

Interior Finishes

Acoustical ceilings: Armstrong

Suspension grid: Armstrong

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Glenn Rieder

Floor and wall tile: Daltile

Stone flooring: Wilkstone

Cast Aluminum lobby panels: UAP

 

Lighting

Interior ambient lighting: Various

 

Conveyance

Elevators/escalators: Schindler

 

Plumbing

Toilets: Kohler

Urinals: Kohler

Flush valves: Kohler

Faucets: Toto

Lavatories: Kohler

 

6sqft.com Coverage of Queens Plaza Tower Progress

US Glass News & 6sqft.com recently created and released an update on 3 projects we are working on at Queens Plaza in Long Island City.

 

Of the 30+ under-construction and proposed projects in Long Island City, many of the tallest and bulkiest are located near Queens Plaza, including this trio of slab-glass rental towers from Tishman Speyer and H&R Real Estate Investment Trust that will bring nearly 1,800 new apartments to the area. The residential buildings–located at 28-34 Jackson Avenue, 28-10 Jackson Avenue and 30-02 Queens Boulevard–are directly adjacent to Tishman’s two-towered commercial venture that will be home to WeWork, Macy’s, and a food hall. CityRealty recently stopped by the construction to see how things are shaping up at the rentals, which from the looks of it are well on their way to welcoming in LIC’s newest batch of residents.

 


Midtown East Queens initial concept by FXFOWLE Architects

 

The project began way back in the last days of the Giuliani Administration, when FXFOWLE Architects designed a 4.2 million-square-foot development called “Midtown East Queens.” The $1.4 billion scheme, which would’ve been a trio of crystalline-shaped towers, fell through after September 11th, but in 2004, the New York City Economic Development Corporation signed a deal with Tishman for a 99-year lease on the city-owned property that stipulated that Tishamn would have to build no later than 2015.


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Residential tower at 28-10 Jackson Avenue (L); Commercial tower at 28-07 Jackson Avenue (R)

 

In 2008, the Department of Health signed a $316 million deal to be the anchor tenant for the first building on the mega-site, an office building known as 2 Gotham Center. The 21-story, curving glass building was designed by MdeAS and opened in 2011. Directly east at 28-07 Jackson Avenue, two more office towers from MdeAS, 1 and 3 Gotham Center, have just begun construction. They’ll rise to 30 and 29 stories and offer over one million square feet of space, which includes a four-story retail building with a 1.5-acre park on its roof that will house a food hall, fitness center, and restaurants. As 6sqft previously explained, “Tishman was prepared to build the complex on spec, but ended up pre-leasing nearly half of the $700 million development, or more than 800,000 square feet–250,000 to WeWork Cos. and 550,000 to Macy’s Inc.”

 

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Residential tower at 28-10 Jackson Avenue (L); Commercial tower at 28-07 Jackson Avenue (R). Via Tishman Speyer

 

Visit the original article on 6sqft.com by clicking here.

 

The easternmost parcel will hold the three residential towers, which were first conceptualized when Tishman teamed up with Toronto-based H&R Real Estate Investment Trust in 2014. In addition to 1,789 rental units, the $875 million trio will contain roughly 3,000 square feet of retail space and a 2.5-acre central park. The reflective blue glass design comes via Hill West, who have randomly placed darker panes on some elevations to create a pixelated appearance.

 


View from Queens Plaza South

 


28-10 Jackson Avenue has reached its full 504-foot height

 

Since construction began in 2015, 28-10 has reached its 504-foot pinnacle, with the others not far behind. The residential complex is planned to be complete by 2018, while the commercial development should wrap up by 2019.

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