Memorable design features.
This project is a total-precast building, including components such as insulated wall panels, prestressed hollow-core planks, and precast stairs. The wall panels are load-bearing, but also provide an exterior acid-etched, colored architectural finish, with panels surrounding the vertical section of windows sporting a contrasting white finish.
Another vertical section features deep returns with windows surrounded by thin-brick-covered precast panels and spandrels supported off the returns. Cantilevered bay windows are featured at the end of each floor, and hollowcore floors are covered with a sound mat and polished concrete topping, providing residents with an added sound barrier against the hustle and bustle of the city.
The most interesting feature is a second floor roof area. Exterior of each upper floor consists of horizontal, architectural-finished precast panels which also function as trusses, spanning 40 feet and resting on columns below. At their bottom, these panels support hollow-core planks to one side that form a second level roof deck and, to the interior, support the planks of the third floor. At the top of the panels, a bearing angle picks up the hollowcore planks, forming the fourth floor level.