Guest Author: Gary Edgar, National Coil and Extrusion Specification Manager, PPG Building Products Fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) fluoropolymer powder coatings are well known for their anti-corrosive properties. But it’s their aesthetic impact on commercial building applications that is making them a top specification for architects looking to design legacy-building projects. While t...
The Bulletin Building in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia was initially built in 1954 by legendary American architect George Howe. The former headquarters of the Evening Bulletin newspaper, the building became iconic, undergoing a series of renovations since the newspaper collapse in 1982. The most recent renovation was completed by KieranTimberlake and the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.
City Point is a colossal 1.8 million square foot mixed-use development in downtown Brooklyn, NY. Designed by COOKFOX, the development features retail, residential, and commercial spaces, as well as a market hall. Serving as a connective space, City Point links subway commuters to both urban green spaces and the bustling downtown area.
Designed by Gensler, the Tower at PNC Plaza helped revitalize downtown Pittsburgh. Completed in late 2015, the project features the company’s corporate headquarters over 32 floors. The sustainable building was designed with its tenants in mind, creating collaborated connected spaces within.
In the “mega-development” Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side sits the new 55 Hudson Yards building. The building towers 51 stories and gained its context from “stately, cast-iron facades of SoHo and the industrial backdrop of the Meatpacking District,” as Metropolis Magazine describes. The building adds more diversity to the surrounding facades, showcasing the depth of the architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), who are responsible for the Hudson Yards development master plan.