In hindsight, 2018 was a vital year for SkinTec, focusing on technical concepts to educate the industry. From featuring the construction of a cutting-edge skyscraper in New York City to introducing adaptability to a building program by implementing kinetic facade features.
As we switch gears and transition into 2019, let’s look back at some of this year’s most read features.read full post
Crews gathered to witness the hoisting of the last steel beam on the arena.read full article
The Hudson Yards development in Manhattan, New York has yet again reached another milestone. 30 Hudson Yards officially topped out with the final steel beam placed upon the tower’s crown early on July 17th, rising to its final height of 1,296´. The new high-rise is one of many developments underway at Hudson Yards and will be the second tallest office building in New York. It will also be home to the highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere providing panoramic views of New York.
Additional photos of the topping out are available here.read full article
The Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University have announced the naming of the under-construction Health Education Campus to Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion. The Foster + Partner design for the Pavilion features a 4-story rectangular building with a prominent stainless steel canopy that will enclose a total of 485,000 square feet of lecture halls, teaching labs, virtual anatomy spaces, a medical library, student amenities, administrative and support spaces to promote collaborative learning.read full article
South Street Seaport: Pier 17 in New York has undergone drastic changes in the last couple of years. With much history under its belt, Pier 17 was revitalized from an abandoned strip mall to a reclaimed hot spot for New Yorkers. Visitors will now enjoy a vast array of dining, shopping, and entertainment while visiting the 300,000 square foot development.
The facade on Pier 17 is over 157,000 square feet and encompasses four stories. The facade features two stacked rows of 20´-tall channel glass light-boxes with three-dimensional glass cavities that diffuse natural daylight during the day and illuminate the pier in a variety of colors at night. Enclos Kinetics helped design a total of 16 operable glass walls, each an astounding 20´ x 30´, as part of the overall unitized system. The operable glass doors are meant to stay open during the summer and closed during the winter.read full post
The highest habitable floor of 53W53 has officially topped out. With the forthcoming addition of the apex structures which form the tips, the structure will rise to a final overall height of 1,050´, bringing it to a tie as the sixth tallest building in New York City, and 13th tallest in the country.read full article
Phase 1A of Columbia’s Manhattanville’s campus was announced Project of the Year by the Women Builders Council. The project achieved excellent Minority-Women and Local Owned Business Enterprise performance at 31%, with women-owned businesses represented at 12% throughout the project. Phase 1A included the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Lenfest Center for the Arts and Central Energy Plant. Enclos worked alongside Renzo Piano Building Workshop on The Jerome L. Greene Science Center. It is the largest academic science building in New York City and was the first building to be completed on the Manhattanville campus.read full article
The Washington Building Congress (WBC) held its annual Craftsmanship Awards event on March 16, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The event honored outstanding skills and achievements of individual craftsmen in the WBC regional construction community. Enclos’ very own project team on 600 Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C. was selected for the Craftsmanship Award in the Doors + Windows category for exterior glass. Congratulations to all involved!read full article