Three KPF projects have recently received awards for excellence in concrete construction, including 10 Hudson Yards and 45 East 22nd Street, both in New York City, and McCord Hall at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.
10 Hudson Yards received The Annual Award from the Concrete Industry Board (CIB). The first completed tower in the new Hudson Yards neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side, 10 Hudson Yards anchors the southern corner of the site and bridges the High Line. The building features cast-in-place concrete core, columns, and beams. “Filigree” precast concrete slab forms were employed to produce a clean flat slab appearance. KPF’s residential tower 45 East 22nd Street, nearing completion in early 2017, received an Award of Merit from the CIB as well.
McCord Hall at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business was the recipient of an award from the American Concrete Institute (ACI) for Excellence in Concrete Construction. An open celebration of cast-in-place concrete, which was chosen for its rugged appearance and low maintenance over time, the building was designed to be a reusable structure that can be repurposed for at least 100 years. The post-tensioned exposed concrete can be re-tensioned in the future to renew its strength.