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53 West 53rd MoMA Tower wins Hot-Dip Galvanizing Award

Jun. 19, 2019
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The 53W53 MoMA Tower has received the 2019 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Award for Building and Architecture. Congratulations to everyone involved with this NYC midtown masterpiece! With a dark lattice façade, the iconic building will house exhibits from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on the first three floors and will offer ultra-luxury condominiums with spectacular views of Central Park above. McLaren provided services for steel connection design, rigging, value engineering, peer reviews, and various other construction engineering services throughout the duration of the project. Working with multiple stakeholders, including the steel fabricator and erector Orange County Iron Works, the McLaren team engineered numerous aspects to help ensure the project’s success. Fun Fact: This 82-story midtown masterpiece ties with The New York Times Building and the Chrysler Building as the city’s sixth tallest tower.

This 2019 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards Showcase Galvanized Steel’s Versatility and Beauty article goes onto say…

“A lattice-like pattern weaves across the building giving it personality and increased structural security, something which was of upmost concern to the engineers.  Considering the height of the building and location, constant maintenance was not an option.  Hot-dip galvanized steel was the perfect choice for its low maintenance, durability and visual appeal for the façade panels of the upper floors. Hot-dip galvanized steel is doing its part to provide stunning, obstructed views of Central Park from this new iconic building.”