McGrory & Glas Trösch Unite NYC Skyline

McGrory & Glas Trösch Unite NYC Skyline
Photo source
mcgrory.com
Born of a collaboration between SHoP, developer JDS, McGrory Glass and Glas Trösch, the 100-meter glass bridge literally ties together two stunning copper-clad skyscrapers on the banks of the East River.

The glass skybridge linking SHoP Architects’ American Copper Buildings is the pièce de résistance of an extraordinary project that has changed the New York skyline. Born of a collaboration between SHoP, developer JDS, McGrory Glass and Glas Trösch, the 100-meter glass bridge literally ties together two stunning copper-clad skyscrapers on the banks of the East River.

Housing a fitness studio, swimming pool and work/play areas with breathtaking views, the skybridge serves essential functions for tenants.

“The characteristic design element provides the structural link between the two skyscrapers and also acts as a distribution station for the building utilities, enabling the East and West Tower to be supplied via one common system,” reported ArchDaily.com in their recent June 6th article, Transparency and Connectivity. “The result is a spectacular space that connects both technology and residents across the two towers.”

As important as functionality was to the project, it was equally essential that the aesthetics were not sacrificed.

“While the skybridge does the heavy lifting of connecting these systems, we wanted it to appear as though it was delicately perched between the two towers like a diamond in a tension ring,” said SHoP Director of Cultural Projects Ayumi Sugiyama.

Finally, from a technical standpoint, the glass had to meet all NYC codes for energy efficiency and performance.

Using their unique capabilities, McGrory and Glas Trösch took on the complex project requirements and delivered three layers of insulated anti-reflective LUXAR glass, laminated with a shimmering metallic web. The outcome: externally gorgeous material that meets strict energy requirements and provides a completely clear view from the interior.

“The skybridge allowed us to partner with Glas Trösch and deliver something that we would not have been able to produce alone,” said McGrory Vice President & Director of Sales, Tim Matthews. “It’s a wonderful product.”

Check out the video below:

Read more about the Skybridge and the American Copper Buildings:

ArchDaily: Transparency and Connectivity

Glass on Web: The inseparable duo of Manhattan

600450 McGrory & Glas Trösch Unite NYC Skyline glassonweb.com

Others also read

AB Glass has been appointed by Willmott Dixon to undertake a contract at the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AIEC) at Aberystwyth University’s Gogerddan Campus.
AluFoldDirect has been named a triple finalist in Lancashire’s Red Rose Business Awards (RRAs), proving its commitment to helping aluminium installation companies grow.
POLFLAM® H EI 30 glass was used in the hotel’s skylights which provide more light to the hotel kitchen, overlooking the green patio above the ballroom.
As exhibitor and sponsor, sedak will take part and present the new products, sedak isopure and sedak clear-edge.
Visions are bridges to the future – with this motto Thiele Glas presented itself at BAU 2019 in Munich and showed top-class exhibits that quickly became a visitor’s favorite.
Pella Energy Efficient Windows and Doors Help Revitalize the Delta School, Hampson Museum and Three New Homes.

From industry

No. 160 Yichuan Rd.,
Jiaonan Shi
Qingdao Shi
Shandong Sheng, 266000
China

40 Corniche El-Nil,
Al Sharafain Tower Maadi,
Cairo Governorate
11728
Egypt

10301 North Enterprise Drive
Mequon, WI 53092
United States

Polígono Industrial El Bayo, parcela I, 19
24492 Cubillos del Sil León
Spain

10924 Granite Street, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28273
United States

Is Kuleleri, Kule: 2, Kat: 22, 4. Levent
34330 Levent-Istanbul/İstanbul
Turkey

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Shanghai North Glass Technology Industrial Co., Ltd.
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
sedak GmbH & Co. KG

Add new comment