500 Washington St
New York, NY 10014
Archtober Building of the Day: Sanitation Garage & Salt Shed (by Dattner and WXY architecture + urban design)
Archtober 2016 is the original citywide, month-long festival of design and architecture with daily events such as “Building of the Day”. Check out one of New York City’s most notable built spaces: Sanitation Garage & Salt Shed (by Dattner and WXY architecture + urban design).
The Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage, at the corner of Spring Street and West Street, houses three district garages for the NYC Department of Sanitation, accommodating over 150 sanitation vehicles, separate vehicle wash and personnel facilities for each district, and centralized fueling and repair facilities. The double-skin façade wraps the curtainwall with custom, perforated, metal fins to vertically articulate the massing and mitigate sun exposure. A green roof softens views from neighboring buildings, protects the roof membrane, and enhances storm water retention and thermal performance. A benchmark project for NYC’s Active Design program, the garage achieved LEED Gold certification. Dattner Architects designed the project in association with WXY Architecture + Urban Design.
Please note that this tour will be divided into two groups, one beginning at 3:00 and the other beginning at 3:30. You must choose which tour you would like to attend on the registration page.