GAP Window Wall to Adorn High Profile Philadelphia Project
December 4, 2015
Rodin Square, a unique $160 million Philadelphia construction project, is well under way, and Graham Architectural Products is all over it.
The mixed use development features a residential component with 293 mid- to high-end apartments, a retail portion totaling 85,000 square feet (55,000 of which will be occupied by Whole Foods), and over a hundred thousand square feet of exterior facade, nearly all of which will be covered by Graham’s W2700 window wall system.
The building sits on a nearly three-acre lot located at 22nd Street and Hamilton, with one prominent glass facade facing the city’s iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The W2700 window wall is a new product design, one based on GAP’s GT6200, a fixed casement, and projected window system.
Very early in the process, Michael DeRosa, GAP’s vice president of business and product development, joined the GAP engineering team and GMI Contractors, Inc., in a design build discussion with MV+A Architects.
According to Bruce Croak, Graham’s technical marketing manager, “Once we proposed our system, the green light was given pretty quickly.”
The job is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
A live cam can help you track the building’s progress.