University of Chicago
Rafael Vinoly Architects
50 Vandam Street
New York, NY 10013
Turner Construction Company
55 East Monroe Street Suit 3100
Chicago, IL 60603
Project Manager: Nicholas Canellis
Metro Cast 1” thick Precast Polymer Concrete Panels over 6”-16 GA steel stud frames (Composite System) were installed at three Penthouses and walls above the 3rd floor (approx. 8,000 sqft).
Inside 1” veneer panels were installed over 6” steel studs that had been installed in the Winter Garden Area, Elevator Area, and the Corridor Area (approx. 15,300 sqft)
The installation of the exterior panels at the Penthouse occurred during the winter (December and January)
Brian Donahue of Donahue Associates
21 McGrath Hwy #401
Quincy, MA 20169
44 Boynton Rd.
Holliston, MA 01746
Project Manger: John Cully
7,800 sqft + Precast Polymer Concrete Veneer Panels
Central Park Tower
1625 Broadway Suit 400
Denver, CO 80202
Structural Consultants, Inc. 3400 East Bayaud Ave., Suite #300 Denver, CO 80209
4725 S. Monaco St. Suite 100
Denver, CO 80237
Project Manager: Dennis Wanamaker
This 11 Story building approx. 305,000 sqft.(floor plan) was designed with structural steel, covered with Precast Polymer Concrete Panels, supported by 6” steel stud frames.
The facade has a buff limestone finish cladding panels and column covers, black limestone finish cladding panels and column covers, and gray limestone finish panels. The large size of the cladding panels (7’-0”x27’-0”, 4’-6”x30’-0”) were designed for a faster installation with a substantial reduction of linear feet of joints.
The Architect designed the panels with horizontal false joints ¼”x ½” at buff color and ¼” x 1” at the black panels. The buff panels also had 3”x5” horizontal and vertical ribs that extend out from the face Panels.
The envelope consists of 520 pcs. and over 52,000 sqft. of Architectural Precast Polymer Concrete Panels.
Full Gospel Church
He Gin Lee Architects
34-16 149th StreetFlushing
The Church was built as an additional building between two existing buildings. Metro Cast Precast Polymer Concrete Panels over 6”-16 GA steel stud frames (composite system) were used (large size).
The South Elevation panels were designed with 2” protrusions, sills, and horizontal false joints with a Sandblasted Finish. The West Elevation-left and right of the Cross Tower –are large panels (8’-0”x17’-0”) with Exposed Aggregate.
North Elevation consists of Precast Polymer Concrete Panels, sand finish face. East Elevation has Wall panels at Main Entry with top cornices. Also inside, Metro Cast Precast Polymer Concrete Panels cover the entire wall at the elevator doors.
The fabrication time (approx. 22,000 sqft) -14 weeks. With Metro Cast Precast Polymer Composite System the installation started in July and the Grand Opening was on December 23, 2005.