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METALS IN CONSTRUCTION - 26 Pages

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PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE THE STEEL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK THE ORNAMENTAL METAL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK 211 EAST 43RD STREET, SUITE 804 NEW YORK NY 10017 PUBLISHED BY THE STEEL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK AND THE ORNAMENTAL METAL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH CENTER / 200 FIFTH AVENUE / RESCUE COMPANY 3 / COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST CORNER BUILDING FACADE / COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST CORNER BUILDING STRUCTURE/ MILSTEIN FAMILY HEART CENTER / GATEWAY CENTER AT BRONX TERMINAL MARKET / MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE ACADEMIC BUILDING 1 PUBLISHED BY THE STEEL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK AND THE ORNAMENTAL METAL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK Metals in Construction Fall 2010

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EDITOR’S NOTE For a number of years now, the ads we place in industry publications have featured the slogan Transforming design into reality. It is meant as an expression distinguishing the role our industry plays from that of the designer in creating the built environment. Design aspirations need applicable building technologies for successful realization, and new concepts must foster even newer technologies in order to be realized. The innovations arising from this collaboration are what inspire the next era of designs, marking an evolutionary cycle that has long been important to the advancement...

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The Rockefeller University Collaborative Research Center Adam Friedberg Renovations to two laboratories create a bridge between an academic institution’s past and future scientific accomplishments. The Collaborative Research Center connects Smith (left) and Flexner halls with a seven-story glass enclosed bridge building. 2 Metals in Construction Fall 2010 WHEN THE ROCKEFELLER University began thinking about its future in the next millennium, it turned to two buildings that had helped foster more than 20 Nobel Prize-winning scientists during the past century. The buildings, Theobald Smith Hall,...

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Above Recessed glass handrail shoes hidden by painted aluminum fascias and custom stainless steel railings and stand-offs maintain the stair’s weightless appearance. Facing The curved curtain wall completes the building’s elliptical shape and creates a visual connection to the campus. deflection with another special technique. Using a Link Belt 40ton rough terrain RTC 8040 II crane bearing on footings below the plaza, the team loaded the ellipse panels in a pyramid configuration from the bottom up, ensuring that the steel cantilevers would lower evenly and simultaneously. Differential movement...

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Facing top The eastern projecting conference rooms are glazed with highly transparent insulating glass with low-e coating. Facing bottom A laboratory mockup of the atrium curtain wall was tested for air and water penetration and structural performance. “ The collaborative design of the hardware components to allow movement between the structure and the envelope resulted in elegant details that we were happy to expose.” Paul Broches, Mitchell/Giurgola Architects Metals in Construction Fall 2010 Turner Construction Above A section detail of the west curtain wall’s curved portion. Below The structurally...

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Left A slotted double mullion marks the interface between the cone and its north side, where balconies interrupt the glass. Above The building will connect scientists from a range of disciplines. This spread: Jeff Goldberg/Esto Metals in Construction Fall 2010 Location: 504 East 63rd Street, New York, NY Owner: The Rockefeller University, New York, NY Architect: Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, LLP, New York, NY Structural Engineer: Severud Associates, New York, NY Mechanical Engineer: Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers, LLC, New York, NY Construction Manager: Turner Construction Company, New...

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This spread: Studios Architecture From the inside out, renovation of the Toy Center building gives new life to the landmarked icon. This page Architects designed a terraced addition to join the second through fourth floors, creating connectivity between floors and a landscaped courtyard for new tenants. 10 Metals in Construction Fall 2010 Sometimes an icon of the past must undergo a facelift to become an icon of the future. This was the case for 200 Fifth Avenue, the landmarked former International Toy Center built in 1909 that for decades was the home to toy manufacturers and suppliers before...

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“From a leasing standpoint, an attractive, exciting space on the second floor of a building isn’t always apparent.” Top right The building’s mechanical court before the renovation. Above right The stepped west courtyard infill floors under construction. Metals in Construction Fall 2010 Right The 14-story curtain wall extends to the lobby, bringing in natural light. Studios Architecture Top left Steel frames the new 14-story elevator lobby extension on the eastern courtyard wall. Above left Column brackets at the north and south sides of the courtyard infill floors receive long-span W18 girders. Clockwise...

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Grade B, Fy 46 ksi columns that transferred out to massive W18 girders at the ground level. Concerns about the cost of installing a 14-story curtain wall system initially led the team to consider installing a window wall system. “Minimal differential in costs for this scale project and the improved visual appearance, enhanced performance and faster installation of unitized systems moved the project toward pre-tested, pre-engineered curtain wall systems,” Mancini says. The courtyard’s new 178-foot, 14-story curtain wall on the east end is a four-sided structurally glazed aluminum mullion and glass...

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Rescue Company 3 Structural steel frames a new home for FDNY’s Bronx-based Rescue 3. In 2005, Commissioner David Burney at The New York City Department of Design & Construction responded to the city’s call for a higher caliber of architecture by establishing the Design Excellence Program, issuing standing short lists for significant city projects. Among the eight firms selected to compete for the design of Rescue Station 3, Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership) emerged the winner and embarked on what principal Guy Maxwell classifies as, “A dream job so small you can wrap your arms around...

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