Helping to construct a museum on tiny Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, is not an ordinary task.
That’s why the project’s designers turned to a company that’s demonstrated extraordinary skills — High Concrete Group.
Under a $2.9 million contract, Denver-based High Concrete is producing and erecting 144 pieces, mostly architectural precast concrete panels, for the striking building.
“We have a reputation of taking on sophisticated and complex projects...,” said President J. Seroky. “I think they looked at us because we have experience with challenging projects similar to the one they have.”
The Statue of Liberty — Ellis Island Foundation, with the support of the National Park Service, is building the 26,000-square-foot museum on the 14.7-acre island.
Liberty Island remains open to visitors during the construction of the $70 million museum, set to open in 2019.
Architectural Facade Systems
Architects have chosen precast concrete architectural facades for more than half a century because they offer exceptional aesthetic and structural versatility, speed of enclosure, and durability. No other material combines the range of shapes, colors, and textures, fire-resistance, acoustical insulation, weather tightness, long-term durability, low maintenance, and rapid, IAQ-friendly enclosure.
CarbonCast® enables precast facades to be lighter, better insulating, and more durable. Using C-GRID® carbon fiber grid in lieu of steel mesh, CarbonCast makes precast ideal for cladding or enclosing lightweight steel-framed structures, high-rises, and buildings in poor soil or high-seismic zones.
When it comes to architectural cladding panels, High Concrete Group is the clear first choice. As one of the nation’s leading producers of architectural facades and parking structures, High Concrete Group gives you our undivided attention to the details that make the difference in the successful fulfillment of your design. It’s our attention to detail at every step that has won us, and the customers we serve, numerous awards from PCI, ACI, and AIA. Since 1957 we’ve provided precast products for more than 5,000 buildings.
From conception to completion, High Concrete will provide extensive design and specifications assistance, connection detailing, construction scheduling and erection planning, samples, mock-ups, assembly testing, field erection finishing, and caulking as well as other services to ensure a hassle-free, high-quality installation.