Project of the Month

Pier 57: West Side Story

Bendheim’s channel glass was used in the $410 million redevelopment of Manhattan’s Pier 57. The restoration and revitalization project was designed by Handel Architects and created 350,000 square feet of mixed-use space on the midcentury structure, with an additional 50,000 square feet on the ground floor for public amenities.

The project features 6,400 square feet of Bendheim channel glass in the company’s SF60 frame system and installed by David Shuldiner Inc. The walls of these ground-floor level spaces are primarily made of Clarissimo glass, a clear material that Bendheim says allows extensive river views.

Walls of the second story offices and other selected panels are made of glass with Bendheim’s 504 Rough Cast texture. Low-E coatings throughout the building minimize the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that is allowed to pass through the glass walls, while maximizing the transmission of visible wavelengths.

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