Location: 115 Delancey Street, New York

Architect: Handel Architects

General Contractor: T.G. Nickel

Developer: Delancey Street Associates

Facade System: IEF Pre-Glazed Megapanel

Essex Crossing on Delancey
Essex Crossing on Delancey

 Located at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge, the Essex Crossing Development is the largest single development in New York City’s Lower East Side – hosting a 1.9 million square-foot master plan.

 

Rising above a 6-story podium, which will soon host a public market, the 20-story residential tower at “The Essex” features Island’s pre-fabricated mega-panel enclosure system. Island and Handel Architects worked collaboratively through a Design-Assist partnership to design and deliver the project with a single-sourced building envelope, totaling over 130,000 square-feet in facade scope.

By leveraging Island’s panelized outboard-insulated rainscreen, the project’s entire facade was able to be shop-fabricated, before delivery and installation on-site. Unitized mega-panels at the podium of “The Essex” feature metallic-bronze custom aluminum cladding, formed into chevron patterns, and reaching spans of 13’ in height. The residential tower pairs this custom-fabricated rainscreen with Island’s IEW-3500 casement window system to deliver a complete, high-performing, pre-glazed facade assembly. At the top-of-house “Crown” scope, Island’s steel-framed rainscreen panels are infilled with laminated glass railing, creating terraces that offer incredible 360-degree views of the surrounding cityscape.

Image courtesy of Field Condition

Image courtesy of Field Condition

Island’s New York City office managed the design, engineering, and complete off-site fabrication of the facade system.  After delivery to site, the mega-panel scope was installed on second-shift, which enabled T.G. Nickel to erect the concrete superstructure on an uninterpreted critical-path schedule.

 

Construction at the Essex Crossing development is scheduled to be completed in the coming months, ahead of anticipated occupancy in 2019.

Essex Crossing on Delancey