Westin Hotel NY x ARQUITECTONICA                                                                            Broadway District, New York

Client :                     Tishman Realty & Construction Co. Inc.

Program-Scale :      863 rms; complex curtain wall of 10 colors based materialized in                                         8000 glass panels; 47-story hotel building                                                                                                                                                         

Building Type :    Hospitality      

Status :                Completed 2002                                                                                                                                                                    

Project Scope :       This Post-modernist hotel is a glass curtain wall construction, built a few steps from Times Square. Its facade is divided into crystal blue toward                                 the west side and tiles in colors orange and pink to the east, a choice of color attributed to the allusion of heaven and earth. The complex                                           comprises two buildings, one high and one low, both related to the hotel and its many facilities. The main tower is separated from the pre-                                         existing structure. Once assured the resistance base of the building and to avoid any conflict between the east and the new building was built a                                 base of steel trusses that ensure equal distribution of the new building on the existing building. This was necessary because the structural grid                                   of the E-Walk did not match the structural grid of the hotel. Once spread the burdens addressed the link between the two buildings like a new                                     building on the ground, placing 18 seismic insulation that ensure the possibility that both works move independently.


Design Team :         Architect & Interior Designer: ARQUITECTONICA . Structural Eng.: YSRAEL SEINUK, NYC. MEP Engineer: JAROS BAUM & BOLLES                                                                                                                                                             

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