One West End Avenue

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.

 
Matt Simpkins Photography

 

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.

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.

 

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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.


Long Island City, Tishman Speyer, 28-10 Jackson Avenue
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.

Comcast Technology Center Project Featured by Curbed Philadelphia

We are pleased to see a project we recently worked on receiving some attention, this time reported by Curbed Philadelphia. We installed the fin wall lobby entrance on the very beautiful Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia, PA designed by award-winning architect Foster + Partners.

 

Comcast Technology Center Glass Lobby by W&W Glass
Photo credit Curbed Philadelphia

 

The below article has great photos of our Pilkington Planar™ glass fin wall system being installed by the W&W Glass team. The 143’ wide x 58’ tall wall used high-performance Pilkington 66/33 ProT low-e coated Pilkington Planar™ heavy-duty glass units hung off of triple-ply SentryGlas® laminated glass fins.

 

Read more: http://philly.curbed.com/2016/12/19/14008388/comcast-technology-center-interior-photos

 

Comcast Technology Center W&W Glass
Photo credit Curbed Philadelphia

 

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 ranked 152 in ENR Top 600

ENR-Top600-BadgeThe Engineering News-Record’s Top 600 Specialty Contractor List is a collection of the best and brightest companies across the construction industry. W&W Glass is honored to make the list again for 2016 and proud to be moving up, raising up forty-five spots from 197 in 2015 to 152. 

 

We are proud of the work we do and the team we have… Recognition on this level is always very rewarding. We look forward to maximizing our potential with the completion of new complex projects throughout 2017!

 

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.

MdeAS Architects 25th Anniversary

We wanted to take a moment to share a great video our friends at MdeAS Architects produced to commemorate their 25th Anniversary as well as congratulate an outstanding architecture firm we’ve had the pleasure of doing business with on multiple projects over the years on such an impressive and meaningful milestone! Please enjoy their 25th Anniversary video: 

 

 

MdeAS Architects is an award-winning architecture firm based in New York City. With an expertise in high-performance glass facades, the firm’s body of work is varied across project types, including commercial, public space, residential and interior projects. 

 

Our work alongside MdeAS has been primarily within our Pilkington Planar™ point-supported structural glass and Sotawall curtainwall division. We are and always have been proud to be a partner in assisting MdeAS Architects with the creation of truly iconic buildings and look forward to working on more in the future!

 

Please have a look at some of their projects here and keep an eye out for some familiar addresses!

 

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.

 

Architectural Record Continuing Education

We are always happy to contribute to educational resources whenever and however we can. Recently, we had the opportunity to work in conjunction with Architectural Record and contribute our own projects and expertise in order to help complete an online Continuing Education course allowing architects to earn 1 AIA LU as well as 0.1 IACET CEU!

 

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First Impressions

The latest in glass, aluminum, aluminum composite, structural steel, and wood present an extensive design palette of opportunity for building facade designers
 

Continuing Education

 

Learning Objectives – After reading this article, you should be able to:Dec-Facades-1

  1. Identify the various roles that the facade ideally plays within a well-designed building.
  2. Describe the main benefits and applications of aluminum, aluminum composite material, and structural steel cladding.
  3. Differentiate between the various glass facade systems, including stick-built curtain wall, unitized facades, point-supported structural systems, storefront, window wall, and entry systems.
  4. Explain how kinetic facade systems work and the benefits they bring.

 

Credits:

 1 AIA LU
 0.1 IACET CEU

 

Take the course here

 

 

 

We were also featured a few times in the latest issue of Architectural Record!  

 

 

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 #6 on ENR 2016 New York Top Specialty Firms List

As reported by the Engineering News-Record, we are proud to have risen from #10 to #6 on this year’s New York Top Specialty Firms list and appreciative of their coverage of our Hudson Yards project in the below article:

(Read original article here)

Specialty Firms Continue to Flourish in Region

Construction is thriving in the New York area, and specialty contractors are taking advantage of the opportunity

Revenue for the Top Specialty Contractors in New York and New Jersey reached $2.6 billion in 2015, with the top 10 firms on ENR New York’s 2016 ranking accounting for nearly $2 billion of that. EMCOR Group Inc., No. 1 for the second year in a row, reported that revenue rose 5.4%, to $696 million, with work booming in both mechanical and electrical construction in both states.

 

O’Connell Electric Co. rose one notch to fourth place on the list this year and CEO Victor Salerno expects another lucrative year moving forward. 


View ENR’s 2016 New York Top Specialty Contracting Firms


“Construction in our primary New York state markets has been reasonably robust over the past year, leading to our largest sales volume ever,” says Salerno. He notes several very large utility projects, including a large transmission line and substation. “We anticipate that these opportunities will continue into the next year,” he says.

 

Electrical construction is a busy specialty for firms on the list: E-J Electric Installation Co., which rose to second place this year from No. 3 in 2015, is engaged in work on the $71.5-million Queens Midtown Tunnel project. Chairman J. Robert Mann says the future is bright. “There is a terrific amount of P3 (public-private partnership) work in New York that should materialize in the next year,” he says. “This will be a big spike in construction for the next five to 10 years. We don’t expect this to happen again so everyone is trying to take opportunities as they come along.”

 

Among mechanical contractors, Comfort Systems USA rose four places on the list to No. 7 with 2015 regional revenue increasing to $110 million from $105 million.

 

Screen Shot 2016-12-05 at 7.52.57 AMContractors in other specialities also made appearances among the top 10 firms. P.A.L. Environmental Safety Corp., No. 9 on this year’s list, is doing asbestos and lead abatement work at 370 Jay Street, a $6.66-million project in Brooklyn for New York University. The firm reported revenue of $104 million in 2015, up from the $100 million it reported in 2014.

 

W&W Glass LLC, No. 6 on this year’s list, is doing glazing and curtain wall work as part of a $68-million project at 1271 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. The company climbed from No. 10 in last year’s ranking, with a revenue increase of 18%.

 

According to the New York Building Congress, regional construction is on pace for continued growth. President Richard T. Anderson says new office construction will continue to push the market through 2019. “If all goes right, we could see upward of 13 million square feet of additional office space under construction when 2020 rolls around,” he says.

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