Jacob Javits Convention Center
The Javits Convention Center, which first opened in 1986, is located on the west side of Manhattan extending along Eleventh Avenue from 34th Street to 39th Street. It is undergoing its first major renovation in its 25-year history, including a complete replacement of the building envelope and mechanical systems, as well as refurbishment of the existing structure, the building logistics, and the exterior and interior site conditions.
The project involves removing the existing insulating glass and framing and replacing it with new high-performance insulated glass with alternating frit densities, to optimize transparency. The stainless streel cladding consists of napels with threedistinct finishes that will be percieved as having different gloss and reflection levels depending on the standpoint of the veiwer and the position of the sun.
In addition to continuous involvement in all phases for the complete replacement of the facade, Heintges was heavily involved in the on-site analysis and testing of the existing conditions. Heintges also assisted the architect with the parallel evaluation and development of an alternate refurbishment scheme during design phases.
Glass-enclosed convention center on New York City's West Side Highway.
- Insulating Glass Units
- Low-e Glass
- Gray Ceramic Frit
- Patterned Glass
- Stainless Steel Panels with Various Finishes and Embossments
- Custom Glass-and-aluminum Skylights with Steel Anchorage to Existing Space Frame (Stick System Preassembled to Larger Elements)
- Custom Unitized Glass and Aluminum Vertical Wall with Steel Anchorage to Existing Space Frame
- Custom Unitized Stainless Steel Rainscreen Cladding Mounted on Aluminum Curtain Wall
- Stainless Steel Rainscreen Cladding for Vestibules
- Point-supported Patterned Glass Entrance Canopies
- Entrance Walls with Full Glass Doors and S/S Backup Structure
New York, NY
ARCHITECT OF RECORD:
Javits II Architecture
Convention Center Development Corporation
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