The first two floors of the retrofit Nordstrom store in New York City features an architectural precast façade with complex cornice and bullnose details and a GateStone marble finish which blends aesthetically with the upper floors of the historic 1911 structure.
Benefits precast concrete over masonry and plank design for complete system prefabrication and replacement of PVIC Ocean House ensures efficient and resilient design and compressed schedule on a limited site space.
With its grid-like pattern, The Bryant, a 34-story residential tower, stands elegantly above Bryant Park blending classical with contemporary and features a Gatestone precast concrete-terrazzo facade. Photo: HFZ Capital Group
By combining the look and feel of the architecture associated with the new bed tower with the performance of an all-precast concrete parking system, the owners achieved a consistent look throughout the campus.
GateLite’s lean concrete skin, design teams can efficiently create a true work of art using architectural precast. The system is finished and unitized with glass and a complete thermal, vapor and air barrier. And it virtually reduces all on-site labor hours, since fabrication and assembly are performed prior to delivery.
An all-precast-concrete design simplified construction, reduced costs, and compressed the schedule versus options with traditional masonry and helped the design team replicate the local architectural feel with a more modern and durable solution. Photo: Carl Walker, a divsion of WGI
Burnished GATEStone finish architectural precast fins create a façade with a metallic look that resists hurricane-force winds but has a leaf-like thinness and draws natural light into the east and west walls of the structure.