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The West Podium Art Wall

The West Podium Art Wall (20 Hudson Yards) delineates the entry between the shops & restaurants and the public square and gardens. The facade stands at 92 feet high, 312 feet long and contains over 30,000 machined components by Tripyramid.

Tripyramid designed and developed the cable net façade and canopy through a series of mockups with the design team, JCDA, and with the installers, W&W Glass. JCDA’s novel inverted “J” glass façade geometry is supported by a continuous set of aluminum extrusions that tie back to horizontal stainless-steel struts and pairs of 24mm vertical tension cables. The atrium zone of the wall includes three additional 55mm horizontal cables that were prestressed to nearly 300kips to form a Vierendeel truss that provides 90 feet of clear space for the main entrance.

Tripyramid additionally manufactured and finished the high strength stainless steel outriggers to support the glazing canopy. The outriggers cantilever nearly 20’ away from the façade and incorporate machined pockets for the LED lighting and drainage features for the integral gutter system.

Location:

us-east

Completed:

2019

Architect:

JCDA & KPF

Engineer:

Schlaich Bergermann Partner

Customer:

W+W Glass, LLC