New York City (NYC), a bustling mecca known for its global influence on art and culture, features some of the world's most poignant architecture and design that is just as functional as it is striking.Situated in New York's Financial District, the recently completed $1.4 billion renovation of the Fulton Center has transformed the subway station into a major transit hub with new office and retail elements that align with Lower Manhattan's long-awaited revival. The Fulton Center also links directly to the World Trade Center (WTC) Transit Hub designed by Santiago Calatrava, which will open later this year.
The Fulton Center currently serves as the city's largest subway development, as it merges century-old stations with advanced technologies that are designed to service nearly 300,000 riders a day. The 180,000 sq. ft. complex is also completely A.D.A. accessible, and is awaiting LEED certification as a result of its climate-controlled and energy-efficient interiors.
To outfit the massive transit center's entrances and 66,000 sq. ft. of retail space, CRL-U.S. Aluminum was contracted to provide the project with key architectural systems that are designed to accommodate a high-profile, maximal foot traffic commercial space like Fulton Center. Ninety (45 pairs) CRL-U.S. Aluminum Premium Series Balanced Doors with power operators outfit the hub with quality commercial entrance options. Manufactured in the U.S.A., CRL-U.S. Aluminum's line of balanced doors has been engineered and tested to perform for over 1.5 million cycles, all while maintaining a clean, modern aesthetic that suits a wide range of architectural projects. Additionally, CRL All-Glass Entrances and Storefronts outfit interior retail shops, while custom-fabricated CRL Stainless Steel and Glass Partitions line the security areas.
Designed by Grimshaw Architects in collaboration with engineering firm Arup, and designer James Carpenter, the new Fulton Center complex has already received numerous awards and accolades from the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (2014 Project of the Year), the American Council of Engineering Companies (2014 Diamond Award - Environmental), the New York Landmarks Conservancy (2013 Lucy G. Moses Stewardship Award), and the Watford Group (2014 Brunel Awards Commendation, the first U.S. project receive this recognition).
"The large-scale revitalization of New York City's Fulton Center serves as important moment and milestone for the architectural community. After years of planning and construction, Fulton Center has revived Lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center campus," says Lloyd Talbert, President of C.R. Laurence. "We are proud to have contributed solutions that streamline operations in such a grand, civic space in one of the world's greatest cities for architecture, design, and construction."
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