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IMPs cut construction costs of a Harlem retail building

New York City’s Harlem neighborhood is going through a revitalization. At the center of this neighborhood renaissance is 100 West 125th Street, a 61,570-m2 (202,000-sf) commercial project. The project’s architect initially wanted to employ aluminum composite metal (ACM) panels, but found costs were higher than anticipated. Therefore, the design team switched to insulated metal panels (IMPs), a single-component assembly.

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An exercise in juxtaposition

Irregularly sized zinc-colored metal panels provide an interesting visual feature on the new Cedar Rapids Public Library. Comprising aluminum composite material (ACM) panels with a zinc patina finish, the panels juxtapose with smooth-surface materials to bring a complexity and depth to the Iowa building’s façade.

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