Lobby and Atrium Walls at 30 Hudson Yards
The atrium wall is carved into the façade which visually anchors the building to the High Line as you approach from the south, creating a light-filled vertical campus for the company. From the north, the lobby wall protrudes as a prism into the main plaza, tying into the High Line, while it also dives down to allow access at street level near the corner of West 30th and 10th Ave.
Both cable net walls use similar detailing; custom-designed, cast and machined high strength stainless steel patch fittings which connect the glass to fully-locked galfan cables that range from 31 to 40 millimeters in diameter.
At fifteen-stories tall, the trapezoidal atrium wall required cable lengths of 225 feet. Where cables terminated into the gradually sloping side wall, a compact hanger was required – supporting loads over 90 kips and rotations of plus or minus five degrees within a space approximately 8 inches wide.
Opening onto the plaza near to The Shed and The Vessel and in opposition of the rest of the tower is the sixty-degree corner of the lobby wall. Outriggers and a slender, fully machined corner bar allow the wall to stand away from the building creating a space that seamlessly blends into the plaza. The two entries consist of twenty- and thirty-foot-wide structural stainless steel portal frames which variously tie into the cable structure and the building structures.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
W+W Glass, LLC
W+W Glass, LLC