Modernized Midtown Manhattan Office Building Features Solarban® 60 Starphire® Glass

Modernized Midtown Manhattan Office Building Features Solarban® 60 Starphire® Glass
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Robert Deitchler, Courtesy of Gensler

Date: 2 August 2023

Architect Gensler found the perfect balance of clarity and energy efficiency in Solarban® 60 Starphire® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.

Located in one of New York City’s most iconic districts, 135 West 50th Street has transformed into the ideal community-oriented bright, daylit, energy-efficient space.

When it came time to upgrade the midtown Manhattan office building, architect Gensler sought the perfect balance of clarity and energy efficiency and found it in Solarban® 60 Starphire® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.

Solarban® 60 Starphire® glass combines the industry’s most transparent low-iron glass with a high-performance solar control low-e coating to produce a visible light transmittance (VLT) of 74 percent and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.41 in a standard 1-inch IGU.

The combination provides exceptional daylighting and year-round comfort for occupants and visitors of 135 West 50th Street.

Clad in Solarban® 60 Starphire® glass, the modernized façade of 135 West 50th Street’s storefront and lobby provides a bright and welcoming ambiance. (Photography: Robert Deitchler, Courtesy of Gensler)
Clad in Solarban® 60 Starphire® glass, the modernized façade of 135 West 50th Street’s storefront and lobby provides a bright and welcoming ambiance. (Photography: Robert Deitchler, Courtesy of Gensler)

In addition to the transformed storefront and lobby, Solarban® 60 Starphire® glass is also featured on the second-level amenity floor, which includes a social lounge, wellness area, and a full-height operable wall that opens to bring the office and community together.

To learn more about Solarban® 60 Starphire® glass and other products from Vitro Architectural Glass, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).

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Joe Anderson
Tue, 15/08/2023 - 00:50

Wow! The Midtown Manhattan office looks extravagant. I love its transformation!