• Time Warner Center
    © Jürgen Schmidt

Time Warner Center

New York City, NY, USA, 2003

The 250 m high towers of the Time Warner Center received a new cable-net façade for the lobby measuring 26 x 45 m. A second glass wall with a 4° incline, measuring 26 x 16 m, is inside the lobby, which serves to provide acoustic separation for the ‘Jazz Performance Hall.’ A spectacular view is presented through the transparent glass skins from the concert hall and the lobby. The 2,14 x 2,44 m large sound insulation glass panes of the inner glass wall are only supported by the inclined vertical cables, which are fitted with spring elements at the bottom. The 2,14 x 1,22 m large laminated glass panes of the outer glass wall are supported by a net of horizontal and vertical tensioned stainless steel cables. The pre-stress of the cables was calculated so that the deformations of the wall and the glass panes are within the allowable range. The glass panes are fixed at points by simple glass clamps without bore holes at the four corners.

  • Location

    New York City, NY, USA

  • Architect

    Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Chicago; James Carpenter, Design Associates, New York

  • Client

    Related Companies Inc.; Columbus Center LLC.

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design

  • Height cable net wall 150 ft (approx. 45 m)
  • Area facade 1,170 m²
  • Width Jazz Wall 26 m
  • Intended LEED-Certificate Silver
  • Width facade approx. 26 m
  • Height Jazz Wall 60 ft (approx. 18 m)
  • Area Jazz Wall 416 m²
  • Time Warner Center © Jürgen Schmidt
  • Time Warner Center © Jürgen Schmidt
  • Time Warner Center © Jürgen Schmidt

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