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Bank of America Tower – New York City, New York

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Building: Bank of America Tower
Location: New York, NY
Address: 115 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036 USA
Architects: Cook + Fox Architects
Structural Engineer: Severud Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Construction Manager: Tishman Construction
Size: 2.2 million sqft
Completed in 2009
Cost: 1 billion USD

AE Interest: Currently LEED Platinum certified, curtain wall is made of low-e glass and heat-reflecting ceramic frit, implementation of water-saving measures via waterless urinals, greywater recycling, and rainwater harvesting systems; overnight, a thermal ice-storage tank in the cellar produces ice in order to reduce peak demand on the city’s electric grid

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Written by Daniel Salinas

November 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Posted in Built

Spring Street Salt Shed – New York City, New York

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Building: Spring Street Salt Shed
Location: New York City, NY
Address: 336 Spring St, New York City, 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

AE Interests: double skin facade, cavernous garages, intelligent lighting plan by Domingo Gonzalez Associates, powerful HVAC system, and 1.5 acre green roof that helps with storm water retention, awarded with LEED Gold status, built to accommodate 5,000 tons of salt, used for de-icing roadways, poured-in-place concrete

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Written by Daniel Salinas

November 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Posted in Built