“Reusing [an] existing structure is one of the most effective ways to reduce construction waste,” says Lilla Smith, Architecture and Design Director of Macklowe Properties, “There is nothing more compelling from an environmentally sustainable perspective than to recycle and reuse an existing building.”
An Iconic Building, Reimagined
However, redeveloping One Wall Street without sacrificing its structural integrity required Macklowe to adopt a careful hand, treating each residence as a standalone project with exacting dimensional specifications. One Wall Street’s dense, urban backdrop also made distributing and installing supplies logistically difficult.
“Maximizing efficiency in residential and retail floors is usually very difficult,” says Lilla Smith. To complete the residential portion on-time and within budget, Macklowe leaned on its long-standing relationship with
How Infinity Drain Enabled the Residential Redevelopment
“The Stainless Steel Shower Base was chosen to minimize the time of installation, ensure precise dimension, floor slope and fit requirements, utilize local Infinity Drain technical support and to leverage the product’s Lifetime Waterproofing Warranty,” says John Flaa, Commercial Sales Director for Infinity Drain.
Through this partnership, Macklowe efficiently installed high-quality, custom shower bases in each residence and, as a result, delivered bathrooms that could seamlessly integrate with the existing, iconic structure.
“By restoring One Wall Street, the bulk of demolition and construction waste that would have been generated with a new structure was avoided,” states Lilla Smith, “The result of this is a more efficient and sustainable alternative to conventional design and construction.”
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