Great Glazing: 510 Madison
Photo by David de Armas Photography
The basics: A floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall highlights New York City's 510 Madison, a 30-story, 350,000-square-foot Class-A office building that received Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The modernist tower, with clean façade lines and flexible interior spaces, features a five-story base that anchors the 25-story tower with a gravity transfer truss and scenic roof terrace at the sixth floor, according to officials from Guardian Industries.
The players: Executive architect, SLCE Architects; design architect, Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects; glass fabricator, JE Berkowitz LP; contract glazier, Permasteelisa; glass manufacturer, Guardian Industries.
The glass: Guardian SunGuard AG 43 high-performance glass on the building's base and tower. The high-performance glass reduces solar heat gain and provides solar energy control, while maintaining a neutral appearance. The building's floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall was designed to maximize the natural light stream into the building's interior spaces, according to Guardian officials.