Installing hybrid wall and storefronts on two dramatic residential towers (46 stories and 57 stories) at 28-30 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City presented various challenges for Walsh Glass & Metal. The complex bulkhead installations took place during the winter of 2017/2018 and were hampered by the severe weather conditions. Further complications included concrete embed issues on one of the towers as well as limited storage for the storefront materials due to the existing landscaping. The Walsh team problem-solved by combining a number of short-term goals and working closely with the general contractors and vendors to find solutions quickly. Throughout the project, there was ongoing collaboration between Walsh’s foremen, logistics/safety managers and the general contractor supervisors.
Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Curtain walls by SotaWall;
storefront by YKK-AP America, Inc.