Denver-based High Concrete Group LLC has been awarded a contract from Boonton, N.J.-based Phelps Construction Group for insulated architectural precast panels for the new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island in New York Harbor.
Type of Precast: CarbonCast® Architectural Cladding
Size: 525,000 sq. ft.
Colors, reveals and articulation
The building team had specific color and texture requirements. They wanted a textured red finish, complemented by smooth brown hued sections and trim. High was able to satisfy their exacting requirements at its all-indoor precasting facility, through the use of environmentally-friendly steel shot blasting instead of sand blasting. In addition, the seven-inch-thick cladding panels enabled very deep reveals, recessed planes and deep window recesses that helped cast the shade and shadow that enliven the facade. Alternative lightweight cladding options are too thin and would have failed this demand.