Samsung 837 and Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th Street will be featured in this year’s Archtober. Archtober (ärk’tōbər) is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, the fifth annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions taking place during the month of October. Through special tours, lectures and exhibitions, Archtober raises awareness of the important role of design in our city and to build a lasting civic and international recognition of the richness of New York’s built environment.

Samsung 837

archtober2016_001Located in the heart of the Meatpacking district in NYC, Samsung 837 combines art, fashion, technology, and sport in unprecedented ways. It’s not a store, but a new kind of place filled with ideas, experiences, and Samsung’s cutting edge devices. GMS served as structural design engineer. The building is a torquing tower that rises out of an existing 2-story Art Moderne style brick warehouse, built in 1938, which was once part of the Gansevoort Market. With 12’+ ceiling heights throughout, the building consists of 28,000 SF of retail space, 27,000 SF of office space, and 7,000+ SF of roof-deck & terraces.

Tour: Saturday, October 1

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520 West 28th

archtober2016_002Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and developed by Related, this boutique condominium building will offer 39 exclusive two- to five-bedroom residences. The GMS team is assisting the designers with the façade and waterproofing consulting. The façade includes large sliding glass panels, handcrafted bronze patinaed metal façade and Hadid’s signature curves. The chevron pattern of the façade surroundssplit levels of the building. Curved glass is used at the building corners and terrace guard rails. The 11 story L-shaped building is currently under construction and should be completed by early 2017.

Tour: Monday, October 24

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