PK-30 CUSTOM GLASS SOLUTION
32BJ-SEIU – ID Magazine “At Your Service”
The 70,000 members of the Service Employees International Union’s local 32BJ SEIU are the people who keep New York’s buildings running smoothly: doormen, security guards, porters, janitors, window cleaners, and food-service workers. “Our goal was not only to make it easier for members to navigate services and benefits but also to encourage their participation and leadership in the union,” 32BJ SEIU president Michael Fishman says. He’s the one who decided to hire Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects, to demolish virtually everything left over from previous tenants, including HOK and Gap, and start with a blank slate.
Devise a Value Engineered solution to achieve an “Old Factory Steel Windows” aesthetic with the ability to incorporate standard commercial door hardware.
PK-30 System finished in a satin black anodized finish achieved the desired look and feel with the added capability of incorporating Grade 1 ANSI A Full Mortise Locks that accept Standard North American lock cylinders, enabling the system to be keyed to the building coreshell. The upper “mini divided lites” were achieved by laser cutting aluminum sheet and then applying the black anodized grids to both sides of the glass.
- A mechanical room in a main corridor is exposed to view, this kind of equipment is familiar to many building-service employees. 1/2″ thick laminated glass was used at this location for an increased level of sound mitigation.
- Small office front with transparent and opaque panel material and a custom height lockbox.
- Segmented curved Security Office front with one way mirrored glass.
PRODUCT / COMPONENTS:
PK-30 framed satin black anodized finish
PK-30 ½” thick laminated glass used in the Mechanical Room
Grade 1 ANSI A full mortise locks
Black anodized grids to both sides of the glass for upper “mini divided lites”