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Spring Street Salt Shed – New York, NY

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Building: Spring Street Salt Shed
Location: New York, NY
Address: 336 Spring St, New York, NY 10013
Architects: Dattner Architects
Structural Engineer: The Burns Group
Mechanical Engineer: Greeley and Hansen
Construction Manager: Turner Construction
Size: 6,300 sqft (Salt Shed) + 425,000 sqft (garage)
Cost: $271 million

Garage: the interior functions are obscured by metal louvers, 30 inches on center and 28 inches deep with a hidden glass façadeThe cavernous garages and the 40-foot-wide ramps that serve them are bright, following a lighting plan by Domingo Gonzalez Associates, and odor-free, thanks to a powerful HVAC system. Awarded with LEED Gold status. To accommodate 5,000 tons of salt, used for de-icing roadways, the department issued a Request For Proposal that emphasized design—a poured-in-place concrete, 6,300-squarefoot salt shed structure worthy of Tadao Ando that draws the eye away from the larger building.

AE Interest: LEED Gold, design veiling function, engineering ethics

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Written by Daniel Salinas

November 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Posted in Built

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