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New York, NY, USA

Fulton Street Transit Center

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Photo courtesy of MTA

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Photo courtesy of MTA

Isokorb® was installed in the Fulton Street Transit Center project in lower Manhattan. The $1.4 billion project is expected in open in 2014, and includes a fascinating oculus, measuring at 110 feet (33.5 meters) tall and 53 feet (16 meters) diameter.

This eye, protruding from the main building of the New York Fulton Street Transit Station is designed to provide annual daylight to the atrium civic space below, while also catching the eye of the 300,000 daily passengers of the transit station. The intriguing dome structure was designed by Grimshaw Architecture, and is defined by a hyperbolic parabolic cable net (Sky Reflector Net), stretched within a cone, developed in partnership with James Carpenter. The cable net was Fabricated by Tripyramid Structure and installation was completed by Enclose.

Grimshaw Architects specified Schöck Isokorb® by name for installation at the oculus. They were familiar with Isokorb®, and were looking for structural strength, yet a thermally broken connection to avoid energy loss and condensation.

The manufactured structural thermal break element for steel connections, the Schöck Isokorb®, is fixed to the main structure, and provides support to an outside service walkway for the oculus. 

Find more information about the Fulton Street Transit Center from the YouTube videos, What is the Fulton St Transit Center? and the Fulton St Transit Center 1/19/2012 Update.

Applications

Canopy & Beam

Architect

Grimshaw

Structural Engineer

Arup

Construction

Skanska

Building Envelope Consultants

Heintges & Associates

Construction Completed

2016