PPG Profile 55 Hudson Yards
Posted: September 17, 2021 | Tradewinds
For more than five decades, architects have trusted PPG metal coatings to beautify and preserve some of New York's most prominent landmarks, from cherished classics such as the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden and the Jacob K. Javitz Center, to more contemporary structures such as Freedom Tower and VIA 57 West.
Now the city's next generation of architectural heritage has emerged at Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in U.S. history, and PPG metal coatings are again playing an integral role. Six towers measuring more than 50 stories in height have been designed by some of the world's best-known architectural firms, and at least three of those firms have chosen to specify PPG coatings for exterior or interior components of their projects. Those tower include 55 Hudson Yards.
Among the three PPG-coated landmarks in this historic development, 55 Hudson Yards may be the most notable because it is one of the first skyscapers in the U.S. ever to be finished with powder coatings.
The 51-story structure was designed by Kohn Pederson Fox Associates to incorporate smooth and textured "Black Flower" PPG CORAFLON® coatings on its metal curtainwall and window frames. The firm worked with PPG to formulate the color, which was specifically designed to mimic the classic cast-iron facades of Hudson Yards' nearby SoHo neighborhood, and to commemorate the industrial heritage of the building's setting in the historic Meatpacking District setting.
Spectrum Metal Coatings, a member of the PPG/CAP program based in Youngstown, Ohio, factory-applied nearly 20,000 pounds of PPG Carat/on powder coatings to metal components used on the building's facade.
While PPG Duranar liquid coatings are based on PVDF resins, PPG Carat/on powder coatings are formulated using proprietary fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) resins to provide satin and high-luster glosses in solid and mica-flecked colors. They can be used in a one-coat paint system, or as part of a two-coat system with a primer, to optimize corrosion resistance while delivering color and gloss retention that equals PPG Duranar liquid coatings.
About Keymark Corp.
Keymark Corp., is a premier, full-service aluminum extrusion company with in-house finishing capabilities encompassing anodizing, casting, extruding, extrusion die construction, painting, thermal barrier, thermal strut, and custom packaging. In business since 1964, Keymark manufactures custom and stock extrusions/profiles for a variety of industries including curtain walls, commercial windows and storefronts for the building and construction market. The company has locations in Fonda, New York and Lakeland, Florida.
About Spectrum Metal Finishing
Since its founding in 1993, Spectrum Metal Finishing, Inc., has been a major force in the metal coatings industry. The company, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018, has facilities and capabilities not found at any other company east of the Mississippi River. Spectrum ships products to customers and job sites throughout the United States, Eastern Canada, the Pacific Rim and the Caribbean.
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