Date: 15 January 2019
Up on the observatory deck on top of the emblematic skyscraper One World Trade Center in New York -known as Freedom Tower- the Sky Portal stands out: visitors can climb a wide glass platform made of transparent non-slip glass CriSamar®STEP . With a circular shape and a diameter around 15 feet, it offers an unforgettable view – using high-definition images in real time – of the streets below.
We are proud of having supplied the transparent and non-slip floor glass CriSamar®STEP, product Incus-T. Chosen for its safety, transparency and durability performances. Underneath it, a clever use of trestles beneath the Incus-T glass surface, not only reinforce the illusion of a structural element to support the weight of people standing on the glass, they also effectively hide the seams of the video wall to make it appear the video is one continuous surface.
One World Trade Center gets LEED Platinum Certification, besides other professional acknowledges, or being included in List of Best Buildings that Made News.
Architects: Owings Merryll Skidmore (SOM), David Childs Daniel Libeskind.
Location: New York City, USA.
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