Times Square Marriott EDITION Hotel Features Metalwërks' Custom Screenwall Assembly
Unitized metal panels played a major role in the building's cladding and façade
Metalwërks created a custom engineered and vertically-oriented screenwall assembly designed to span floor to floor and to minimize structural attachment points, while resisting up to 45 pounds of pressure per square foot of positive and negative wind loads. The assembly was also crafted to make spans of up to 12' between the horizontal support steel members at the penthouse screen wall applications.
"701 Seventh Avenue enhances the Times Square entertainment and business district with new amenities, features, and a modern silhouette,"
Metalwërks' unitized perforated aluminum screenwall panel assemblies were used on over 15,000 square feet of the structure, in addition to 10,000 square feet of
Omniplate™ 1500 cladding products, which formed the projecting balcony fascia, soffit, and cornice features at the public amenity spaces on levels 10 through 14.
The screenwall panels were comprised of a variety of components including a formed perforated face panel with 4" deep triangular shaped ribs, and a custom-made extrusion that spanned from top to bottom inside the ribs to serve as a panel stiffener. At the roof level, the same panel assemblies were used to conceal mechanical equipment at the the bulkhead.
"The entire Metalwërks team coordinated closely with Façade Technology and its project counterparts to ensure everything was installed accurately and to schedule," says Scharr.
Additionally, perforations were made in the aluminum face panels, which were specifically sized and spaced to allow for artificial lighting to permeate the façade. This enables the building to "glow" at night. For further visual interest, lighting features were added at a strip of panels which run from the 12th floor up to the roof, which creates a dramatic, vertical stripe of light up the façade itself.
Metalwërks also produced approximately 10,000 square feet of Omniplate 1500 barrier wall enclosures, which were incorporated into outdoor terraces that project from the building facade.
The Marriott Edition at 701 Seventh Avenue opened for business in February 2019. Witkoff, Ian Schrager Company, Winthrop Realty Trust, and Maefield Development were the developers, while Platt Byard Dovell White Architects (PBDW Architects) was the project's architect. Facades Technology LLC was responsible for completing a design-assist building envelope contract consisting of windows, wall cladding and air barriers, and decorative metal wall elements supplied by Metalwerks.
Miriam Lamey, Senior Content Specialist