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The Manhattan West Side Development Project is located between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue and West 31st Street and West 33rd Street. As part of the revitalization plan for the entire West Side of Manhattan, the master plan calls for the construction of six buildings-four of which are designed by SOM Architects. At that time, retail, offices, residences, and hotels will also settle in this area.

The new type glass curtain wall building - The Pendry Hotel from Manhattan 1

The new type glass curtain wall building - The Pendry Hotel from Manhattan 1

The Pendry Hotel is a new luxury hotel brand from Montage International, which combines visual experience and thoughtful service tailored for high-end customers. Each hotel in Pendry is infused with a unique perspective of contemporary style and blends the unique art and human culture of the local city.

The Pendry Hotel in Manhattan’s West Side is refreshing with its curvy silhouette and exquisite details. The facade adopts a "repetitive symmetry" waveform; the protruding design of the window sill promotes the connection of the internal space to the external environment. Compared with the traditional square building, each room here has more natural light. From the inside out, you can see the surrounding buildings such as the Empire State Building, where you can feel the essence of New York.

The new type glass curtain wall building - The Pendry Hotel from Manhattan 2

The new type glass curtain wall building - The Pendry Hotel from Manhattan 2

Stop in the street and look up at Pendry Hotel. The top shape seems to form a beautiful crown, and the undulating curve becomes one of the iconic features of the building. This style is particularly unique among the many traditional structural buildings in New York City, but the individuality is not abrupt.

The new type glass curtain wall building - The Pendry Hotel from Manhattan 3

The new type glass curtain wall building - The Pendry Hotel from Manhattan 3

To highlight the softly curved glass facade geometry, a glass manufacturing company provided the owner with three options: the first is high-transparent glass, which will expose the interior layout and destroy the integrity of the building’s appearance. The second solution is to add a reflective glass coating to the glass. This solution does not conform to the elegant temperament of Pendry Hotel and is prone to light pollution. The third option, which is also the final option selected by the owner, uses dark-colored glass and an 8mm thick crystal gray substrate to perfectly shield. At the same time, the glass manufacturing company’s toughened forward and backward bending technology allows the glass film to stay in At the same level, the color of the overall glass is uniform.

The new type glass curtain wall building - The Pendry Hotel from Manhattan 4

The new type glass curtain wall building - The Pendry Hotel from Manhattan 4

The Pendry Hotel adopts single insulating glass, including flat steel glass and front and back curved glass. There are more than 1,700 pieces in total, with a total area of 4,500 square meters. The minimum radius used on the curved curtain wall is 1.45 meters. It is also very challenging for NorthGlass to have such a small radius while ensuring accuracy and chromatic aberration because the small radius puts forward higher requirements for the accuracy of the arc. When the samples came out, they successfully passed the high-standard review, and the bending steel processing technology of a glass manufacturing company was unanimously approved by the owner and the architect. Project manager Darren Allen said: "Glass processing and the combination with structural parts require extremely high precision. This small-radius glass creates a very perfect wave shape." The next step is to conduct a series of high-strength tests in conjunction with the installation structure. To ensure the reliability and safety of the curtain wall.

The new type glass curtain wall building - The Pendry Hotel from Manhattan 5

The new type glass curtain wall building - The Pendry Hotel from Manhattan 5

The Pendry Hotel is expected to be completed this year, and the construction of the entire Manhattan West Development Project is expected to be completed in 2023. This 85-meter-high hotel will be the first Pendry Hotel in New York City. This is another realistic "super glass" created by the streets of Manhattan in the United States. The innovation of production technology promotes the continuous changes of the city. The design empowers the growth of the city, dares to imagine, and designs for the city. The glass curtain wall building also gives a different kind of visual "special effect" to the urban architecture.


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