Graduate Hotel Roosevelt Island
Vidaris is assisting Stonehill & Taylor Architects by providing exterior wall, roofing and waterproofing consulting and monitoring for the new hotel project on Roosevelt Island, part of the master plan for the Cornell Tech campus, in addition to exterior wall energy code compliance consulting. The hotel will be 18 stories tall and approximately 148,000 sf and will feature floor to ceiling windows, a full-service restaurant, a rooftop bar and 3,000 sf of meeting and event space. It will connect to the future Executive Education Center building. It is expected to open in 2020.
Rendering Courtesy Snohetta
The Rainbow Room at 30 Rockefeller Plaza
Photo Credit: Paul Warchol
The Crown Building (730 Fifth Avenue)
The existing 26-story office building built in 1921 is undergoing a significant restoration, converting the neoclassical Beaux-Arts building into 83 hotel guest suites and 20 luxury condos, including a five-story penthouse. The tower features an octagonal pyramid roof and a tall chimney, both with gilded details. The restoration includes:
- Window replacement
- Storefront replacement at the new entrance lobby
- Façade repair (masonry restoration)
- New sky terrace and new amenity terraces at Floors 10, 14 and 16. The new amenity terrace on Floor 10 will be part of the Hotel, and will include a new opening, doors, canopy and glazing at the existing walls as well as new glass railings. The new amenity terraces at Floors 14 and 16 are planned to have private pools for their respective residential units. Our scope of work includes review and detailing of all waterproofing systems for the new terraces (pools, landscaping, etc.)
- Metal cladding at the top of the inclined roof and chimney
The new construction portion of the Project is a vertical expansion to be added above the existing annex building. With our expansive renovation and expansion portfolio, Vidaris will use its expertise to help transform this famed commercial office and retail building into a luxury hotel and residences icon of New York City.
84 William Street
This 19-story mixed-use hotel, orginally built in 1907, includes 137 hotel units and long-term stay suites. Located in the heart of New York City Financial District, close to an epicenter of public transportation. During the restoration, Vidaris was involved with the masonry restoration including overclad and reclad and facade cleaning and needed repairs, window replacement on floors 2-17, roof replacement and consulting related to both the existing and new roof at the penthouse, storefront replacement and the new construction expansion for the penthouse to the roof.
The Clock Tower Edition Hotel (5 Madison Avenue)
This project involved completely restoring/upgrading the exterior of the building including all of the infrastructure inside (electrical, etc.). The result is a state-of-the-art, almost brand-new building. The new hotel has 355 rooms and include other amenities like a restaurant, a banquet space, a spa, and a “clock machine room” to operate the landmark icon.
Vidaris has assisted with Local Law 11/98 Cycle 6 and FISP Cycle 7 compliance, and consulted on the restoration and renovation of the building envelope including the window replacement, terrace doors installation, and facade modification. Additionally we worked on the interface details of adjacent One Madison Avenue during the renovation.
Based on our experience with existing buildings, we identified that there was forensic work of the existing conditions needed to establish the appropriate anchorage of the window into the existing substrate. Vidaris also performed and directed field testing to verify that the window anchorage was appropriate to withstand the anticipated wind loads.
53 West 53rd Street (MoMA Tower)
MoMA Tower will be another addition to the Manhattan skyline upon its completion. Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, the 1,050-foot supertall tower tapers to its 82nd floor with the exterior wall featuring triple pane glass windows, making it the tallest building of its kind with this window selection. 170 luxury residential condominiums fill most of the tower, occupying 442,357 square feet, while the Musuem of Modern Art will occupy floors two, four and five for gallery space, at a total of 36,000 square feet. The facade is made up on metal and glass, and has a diagonal grid.
30 Park Place (aka 99 Church Street)
30 Park Place located in Tribeca, NYC is a limestone-clad and precast concrete creation from Robert A.M. Stern Architects that will be the tallest hospitality/residential building in lower Manhattan upon completion, as well as the tallest precast-clad building in the US. Once finished, the Robert A.M. Stern-designed building will stand at 926 feet tall and include 157 condos, as well as a 189-room Four Seasons Hotel.
ACE Hotel - Formerly The Breslin (1186 Broadway)
A distinguished design by the firm Clinton & Russell, the Ace Hotel represents the complete reinvention of what had historically been one of the city’s most glamorous hotels from 1902. Redolent of Parisian architecture of the Belle Époque, the Ace was built as the Hotel Breslin and was noted for the elegance of its interiors and the quality of its service. Gut renovated in 2006, the newly revamped hotel, transformed into a 247-key boutique hotel, has been cited as the catalyst for the NoMad neighborhood’s resurgence as a fashionable district. The interior public space features event spaces and a restaurant. The storefront and façade renovation portions of the project were constructed to the strict standards for historic preservation required by its location in the Madison Square North Historic District.
Vidaris completed a thorough cleaning and stabilization of the exterior masonry and replaced the windows, keeping with the building’s original character. The restoration of the exterior walls included stripping of the paint and cleaning of the brick. The window replacement included 321 wood windows at the two street facades with historic wood replicas; thirty curved wood windows at the facades corner were restored, and 338 aluminum windows were installed at the rear and courtyard elevations.
Vidaris worked closely with Stonehill & Taylor Architects to relocate the cast stone entrance on Broadway to the 29th Street entrance. Vidaris also assisted in the replication of the cast stones and building details, and performed the Local Law 11/98 inspection.
1 Hotel is a high performance building designed and built to reduce environmental impacts. The base building was designed in accordance with LEED for New Construction version 3.0 to attain a LEED Silver certification. The project was a renovation of an existing building at 1414 Avenue of the Americas and is now a nineteen floor hotel with approximately 118,500 sq. ft. of gross floor area. The building includes hotel guest rooms, dining space, amenities and back of house spaces. A window replacement with added insulation increased the efficiency of the envelope. With high expectations of sustainability, the project utilized regional reclaimed barn wood that was available due to storms in the region while also paying special attention to the VOCs in building materials. Energy efficient and sustainable features for the project include: the mechanical system was retrofitted from a PTAC system to a four pipe fan coil system; use of low flow water fixtures; additional insulation; High performance fenestration; Reclaimed & regional materials; Occupancy sensors; Key card system; and High efficiency HVAC system.
35 Hudson Yards
Located in the East Rail Yards (ERY) section of Hudson Yards, a 17 million square foot development, this project includes six office floors, 217 hotel rooms, 135 residential condominiums, with retail on three floors.
Along with 35 Hudson Yards, Vidaris serves as the LEED/energy consultant for 10 Hudson Yards (LEED Platinum), 55 Hudson Yards, 30 Hudson Yards, 15 Hudson Yards, the Shed and the Retail Podium -- all LEED Gold. Vidaris also provides the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) consulting for the entire Hudson Yards site. Vidaris has also performed a site-wide study of the energy efficiency of the 13 MW cogeneration plant.
Vidaris assisted in optimizing the energy efficiency of the design through analysis of several measures, notably:
•glazing with lower solar heat gain coefficient and lower U- factor, spectrally-selective for increased light transmittance
•efficient spandrel panels, with optimization for cost- effective installation
•measurement & verification system
•heat wheel and also heat recovery for swimming pool
•VAV systems in areas that are usually serviced by constant volume systems (assembly areas, conference rooms)
•high efficiency chillers and boilers
•hot water and chilled water from the campus cogen plant, serving part of the building
Vidaris also conducted THERM analysis to evaluate condensation potential of specific design features, with specific recommendations to avoid it.
Vidaris’ LEED consulting has included offering an evaluation of the potential for pursuing LEED Platinum for the building, and documentation support of such measures as:
•35,000 gallon stormwater retention tank, with filtration.
•Weighted heat island compliance calculations, allowing for most effective terrace and high roof material selection
•Tenant guidelines for the office, restaurant and retail spaces
•Low-water use fixtures for multiple occupancy types for at least 20% water savings compliance
Vidaris’ consulting has been cost-shared by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.