The Standard

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Official Name The Standard
Other Names Standard Hotel
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 848 Washington Street
Postal Code 10014
Building Function hotel
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2003
Construction Start 2005
Completion 2009

Companies Involved

Owner Standard International
Developer Dune Real Estate Partners; Greenfield Partners; The John Buck Company
Design Polshek Partnership
Structural Engineer
Design DeSimone Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer
Design Edwards & Zuck Engineers
Main Contractor Pavarini McGovern
Other Consultant
Façade Permasteelisa Group
• Marketing JLL

About The Standard

The building straddles the High Line, an abandoned section of a 75-year-old elevated railroad line, which passes over the buildings of the district and is currently being developed as a new linear public park. Muscular, sculptural piers, which clearly remove the building from the orthogonal street grid, raise the building 17.4m (57ft), allowing the horizontally-scaled industrial landscape to pass beneath it and natural light to penetrate to the street. To accommodate the client’s desire that this structure reflect the character of the neighborhood, reclaimed brick, steel frame windows and a metal canopy similar to the existing Meatpacking plants and other warehouses were utilized at the lower levels.

The eastern half of the structure is supported by a single 1.5m thick x 15.2m wide x 18.3m tall (5ft x 50ft x 60ft) sloping concrete wall—the East Pier. To span the Highline at the eastern half of the site, a transfer system comprised of two 65 ksi steel trusses was utilized. The top chords of the trusses are embedded in a 0.9m (3ft) deep concrete transfer slab, creating a large double-tee beam.

Research Papers

Case Study: The Standard Hotel, New York
Jan 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I

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