Architect: Gene Kaufman
Panel Fabricator/Installer: Allied Specialty Group, Inc.
Panel Type: Reynobond® 4 mm ACM FR (fire-resistant) core
Quantity: 115,000 square feet
Color: Champagne Metallic paint
Coating: Colorweld® 500
The new Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District is lighting up the Wall Street neighborhood with a brilliant metal-paneled façade that attracts and reflects light, brightening the street-level pedestrian landscape around it. The new hotel also provides a new superlative for Manhattan, as it is, at 50 stories, the tallest Holiday Inn in the world.
With tourism flourishing in Lower Manhattan, the well-appointed budget hotel was designed to meet current market demands while maximizing the floor and area ratio and the number of guest rooms. To achieve the design intent, increase the size of the guest rooms and maintain the project on budget, the façade composition was redesigned from an original of concrete masonry units and masonry to one featuring a much more slender exterior wall clad in Reynobond® 4mm ACM FR (fire-resistant) core panels
over an engineered dry-seal gasket system with metal stud framing.