Pilkington: Julliard Project in US uses Planar

Date: 25 January 2010
Source: Pilkington
Pilkington Planar™ is the star of a $200m refurbishment of the prestigious Julliard School of Performing Arts in New York City.

The School, incorporating the Alice Tully Hall and based in the world famous Lincoln Centre, has been renovated and extended into a 38,000 sq ft open triangular site facing towards Broadway. The extension, which houses an entrance lobby and box office plus a number of studios, classrooms and rehearsal rooms, is clad in more than 10,000 sq ft of Pilkington Planar.The focal point of the refurbishment includes a vertical structural glass cable wall using Pilkington Planar integral fittings, specially designed tension cables, and patch fittings.
 
Located in a prominent area of New York, constructed in full view of passers-by and with students coming and going on a daily basis, the project had an unusually high profile and presented special challenges.
 
"The project had a complicated geometry with an intricate structural steel system," said Mike Awad, project manager from installers W&W Glass.
 
"W&W Glass and Pilkington were brought in early in the project programme to assist in the design, not only to help meet the demanding aesthetic needs of the architecture team, but also to aid the structural engineers by maximising performance abilities, accommodating large varying building movements and loading the building in very specific ways."
 
The Juilliard School has 800+ full-time undergraduate and graduate college students in dance, drama and music, as well as 900 adult evening students each term. In addition, some 350 music students age 8 - 18 study at Juilliard on Saturdays. The school presents more than 700 performances each school year in its own five halls, as well as elsewhere throughout New York City. Almost all of them are free to the public.

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