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Sunset Park Materials Recycling Facility – Brooklyn, New York, USA

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SIMS Municipal Recycling  Sims Municipal Recycling

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Building: Sunset Park Materials Recycling Facility
Location: 30th Street Pier of South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT)
Architect: Selldorf Architects
Operated by: Sims Municipal Recycling

AE Interests: LEED Certified, 98 percent of the complex made out of recycled steel; has an education center, classrooms, offices, a theater, and a large outdoor terrace with views to Lower Manhattan as well as a recycling plant; processes and markets more than 200,000 tons of plastic, glass, and metal each year; protection against a rise in sea-level significantly above city requirements; site fill is made from a recycled glass, asphalt, and rock composite.

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Written by Arlene Ellwood

September 8, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Posted in Built

Three World Trade Center (3WTC) – Manhattan, New York, USA

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Three World Trade Center  Three World Trade Center3WTC Construction

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Building: Three World Trade Center (175 Greenwich Street, 3WTC)
Completion: 2018
Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
MEP Engineer: Jaros, Baum, and Bolles
Floors (above ground): 71
Height: 1079ft

AE Interests: facade has a load-bearing lattice structure, designed to achieve LEED Gold certification for energy efficiency, steel and glass exterior, reinforced concrete core, life safety systems will far exceed NYC building codes

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Written by Arlene Ellwood

September 8, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Polonsky Shakespeare Center – Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Polonsky Shakespeare Centerce-Front-View-5-25-11-800-pix  Polonsky Shakespeare Center  Polonsky Shakespeare Center - Inside

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Building: Polonsky Shakespeare Center (Theatre for a New Audience)
Location: 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Architect: Hugh Hardy
Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
Construction Manager: F.J. Sciame Construction Company
Completion: October 2013

AE Interests: cantilevered entrance, designed to be flexible for many different types of performances with nine stage configurations, very simple profile, acoustic insulation – located above a subway, uses a 12-inch concrete slab above 8-inch thick steel-reinforced rubber pads that isolate vibrations, exposed structural beams inside, energy efficient, large glass facade

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Written by Arlene Ellwood

September 3, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Posted in Built

520 West 28th Street – Manhattan, New York, USA

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520 West 28th Street 
520 West 28th Street

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Building: 520 West 28th Street
Location: Manhattan, New York, USA
Design Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting
Facade Consultant: Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP (GMS)
Service Engineer: AKF
Completed: 2013

AE Interests: architecturally acts as extension of nearby High Line Park, dynamic design, curvy, space-age structures, two distinct zones which are both separated and merged together by the chevron pattern, 11 stories with approximately 37 private residences

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Written by Arlene Ellwood

September 3, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Posted in Built