550 Washington Street

CLIENT: New York Concrete Corporation
project overview:

550 Washington Street, New York, entails the re-development of an existing building built originally as a rail freight terminus at the High Line in 1934.

500 Washington Street Project Details:

This project involved an adaptive reuse plan that called for the construction of an additional 9 floors above the existing 3-story freight terminal building, nearly tripling the building height from 80 feet to 232 feet. Located near the hub of downtown Manhattan, the completed structure is a state-of-the-art building that houses Google’s New York City offices. The 12-story building spans two full city blocks, with 100,000-square-foot floor plates, a rare scope for commercial buildings in Manhattan.

DBM Vircon’s Scope of Work:

DBM Vircon’s scope of the project included the 3D modeling of all reinforced concrete elements on this project. This project entailed detailing some complex shaped encasement around existing electrical feeder routing profiles. Isometric views of this encasement profile were also generated to allow visualization of reinforcements for ironworkers and aid in rebar placement. Since many of the existing building components and features were re-purposed for use in the final structure, there were multiple ASIs (Architects Supplemental Information), RFIs (Request-For-Information), MEP coordination revision documents that were issued during the course of construction; the DBM Vircon team diligently stayed on top of these changes and kept the construction on schedule. At the customer’s request, we also prepared overall concrete dimensional drawings. All work was completed in Tekla, including generation of 2D placing drawings and release of bar lists for fabrication. DBM Vircon received rave reviews and recognition from our customer.

Sandeep Mathur