Building of the Day Preview: Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Salt Shed
May 15, 2017
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2017-05-15 14:30:002017-05-15 16:30:00America/New_YorkBuilding of the Day Preview: Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Salt ShedAs part of NYCxDESIGN, the Center for Architecture will host
1/2/5 Garage and Salt Shed 500 Washington Street New York, NY
May 15, 2017
As part of NYCxDESIGN, the Center for Architecture will host an Archtober preview featuring five days of building tours across the five boroughs, with a focus on public architecture.
The Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage, at the corner of Spring Street and West Street, houses three district garages for the NYC Department of Sanitation, accommodating over 150 sanitation vehicles, separate vehicle wash and personnel facilities for each district, and centralized fueling and repair facilities. The double-skin façade wraps the curtainwall with custom, perforated, metal fins to vertically articulate the massing and mitigate sun exposure. A green roof softens views from neighboring buildings, protects the roof membrane, and enhances storm water retention and thermal performance. A benchmark project for NYC’s Active Design program, the garage achieved LEED Gold certification. Dattner Architects designed the project in association with WXY Architecture + Urban Design.
Please note that this tour will be divided into two groups, one beginning at 2:30 and the other beginning at 3:00. You must choose which tour you would like to attend in the above register page.
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