© Albert Vecerka/ESTO
- Architects: Dattner Architects
- Location: New York, NY, United States
- Associated Architects: WXY Architecture + Urban Design.
- Lighting Design: Domingo Gonzalez Associates
- Landscape: Abel Bainnson Butz
- Area: 431300.0 ft2
- Project Year: 2015
- Photographs: Albert Vecerka/ESTO, Field Condition, Michael Anton, Pavel Bendov
- Structural Engineer: The Burns Group
- Civil & Mep Engineers: Greeley and Hanson
- Facade: Front Inc.
- Geotechnical Engineer: Langan Engineering
- Vertical Transportation: Van Deusen and Associates
- Surveyor: Maitra Associates
- Commissioning: Horizon Engineering Associates
- Architectural Concrete Consultant: Reginald Hough Associates
- Traffic: Philip Habib & Associates
- Architectural Specifications: Robert Schwartz Associates
- Cost Consultant: J.C. Estimating
- Contractor (Garage): DeMatteis/Darcon
- General Contractor: Oliveira Contracting, Inc.
- Construction Manager: Turner Construction Company
- Clients: NYC Department of Sanitation; NYC Department of Design and Construction
- Garage: 425,000 sf
- Salt Shed: 6,300 sf
Text description provided by the architects. The Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage, overlooking the Hudson River at
A benchmark project for NYC’s Active Design program, the garage has achieved LEED Gold certification. As the first LEED rated Department of Sanitation facility, an interactive and iterative design process was critical to establishing project goals. The team worked closely with DSNY and a Community Board approvals process, through a series of workshops to develop the program requirements for a vertically organized multi-district garage. Through this process, opportunities were identified for combining shared spaces, reducing floor to floor heights, and optimizing circulation efficiency.
Directly across Spring Street to the north, the Salt Shed’s crystalline, faceted planes enliven this highly visible structure, acting as a counterpoint to the diaphanous, scrim-like façade of the Garage. The cast-in-place concrete structure tapers toward the bottom—creating more pedestrian space—and rises from a glazed moat that will be illuminated at night. Rising nearly 70 feet, the shed houses 5,000 tons of salt and create an iconic landmark at this important intersection. Within the year of opening, the Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage & Salt Shed have become a source of neighborhood pride.
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