The 50 Hudson Yards skyscraper, Foster + Partners’ newest building in New York has officially topped out. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-designed, 58-story office development forms an integral part of the new Hudson Yards neighborhood on the western edge of Manhattan.
Architecture and design firm Adjaye Associates has designed the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 5400-m2 (58,125-sf) library seeks to be a space of excellence, learning, research, discourse, and cultural exchange predicated on the African perspective.
A recently completed multistory building was experiencing significant water leakage directly below the interfaces of rising walls at setback roofs during prolonged wind-driven rain events. The building was principally clad with 150-mm (6-in.) thick architectural precast concrete (APC) panels finished by the fabricator with a 75-mm (3-in.) thick mortar-set stone veneer placed in a random rubble pattern.