Pioneering use of cold warped glass within a curvilinear concrete frame is just one of many innovations that add to the distinctiveness of the IAC Headquarters building
Adamson was the Architect of Record for this 9-story office building in Manhattan’s Chelsea District. Designed by Gehry Partners, LLC, the building is reminiscent of the boat sails on the adjacent Hudson River. The gross area of the building is 211,000 square feet and includes retail/gallery space on the ground floor and typical office space above.
The building owes its unique, curving sail-like facade to a sophisticated aluminum-framed curtain wall system designed to accommodate panels of different shapes and sizes with an innovative bracketing and installation system. The reliance on the precise computer model was instrumental in ensuring the quality control of the fabrication and installation of the unitized curtain wall system. The billowing exterior curtain wall was sculpted with a glass-façade to produce dramatic angles and spectacular views for the interior office spaces.