Originally published on www.construction-today.com
The 390 Madison building has a glass curtainwall covering its exterior, giving each office floor-to-ceiling glass. Sections of the curtainwall include a ceramic frit that will conceal structural support beams by making the glass near those beams opaque.
The curtainwall replaces an overcladding that was placed on top of the building’s original brick exterior during a renovation in the 1980s.
The natural lighting provided by the glass curtainwall is just one element of the building that will make it attractive to tenants. 390 Madison will include 12 outdoor terraces as well as column-free spans throughout its top eight floors. The upper level could also include slab cuts that will allow a single company to be located across two floors connected by staircases.
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