Center For Global Conservation
Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx Zoo

FX Fowle Architects
22 West 19th Street
New York, NY

General Contractor:
Richter + Ratner Contracting
1370 Broadway, 7th floor
New York, NY 10011

Project Manager: Jeremy Mosher

This building was originally designed with conventional precast concrete, with the large panels varying thicknesses from 6” to 15” in size.

žThe General Contractor Richter + Ratner asked Metro Cast to bid this job as an alternate to the Conventional Precast Concrete.

žThe job was built with 1” thick Metro Cast Precast Polymer Concrete panels over 6”-16 GA steel stud frames.

žFor comparison the 5’-0” wide X 14’-0” high Wall Panels with Conventional Precast Concrete would weigh 6,000 lbs. VS Metro Cast 1” thick Panels over 6” steel studs which is approx. 1,050 lbs.

žThe Wall Panels, Cornices and Ribbons were limestone finish. With Metro Cast lightweight panels in lieu of Conventional Precast Concrete Panels, the General Contractor saved in time and erection over 20%.

Julliard/Alice Tully Hall
Lincoln Center    New York, NY


FX Fowle Architects
22 W. 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

Diller Scofidio
601 W. 26th Street, Suite 1815
New York, NY10001

General Contractor:
Turner Construction
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

Project Manager: Michael Handler


Each panel—the structure consists of 33 individual polymer concrete panels and when assembled, measures approximately 13 feet high at its apex and nearly 30 feet long from corner to corner—has its own shape, contours, thicknesses and tapers, and dimensions required to keep the overall form of the hypar in smooth transition and to accurately about the multiple pieces next to it.

Main Entry Canopy on 65th street

The most intricate part of the Julliard School renovation was the Main Entry Canopy which slopes back away from the street and sloped panels down the sides of the entry.  These uniquely designed panels are flat panels running along the top of the Canopy and curved semi “L” shaped panels with less than 90 degree angle sloping down the front of the Canopy to meet with the panels on the face of the building.  The most difficult part of this job is the bottom at the left and the right of the Canopy where the panels are twisted, to make a smooth transition from flat panels at 2nd floor to the bottom of canopy.