The Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City
The Dream Downtown Hotel, designed by Handel Architects, features a Zahner engineered custom façade and window system. To mitigate glare, the stainless steel is custom finished to medium reflectivity. The perforated ZIRA system lends an element of visual interest and added rainscreen functionality.
Zahner was selected to collaborate on the project due to the complexity of engineering required. The architect’s drawings outlined dozens of circular windows to be cut into the façade, mirroring parts of the preserved historic building, originally designed by Albert Ledner.
September 11 Museum
The space between where the Twin Towers once stood in New York City was transformed into a museum. Two footprints subtracted into the earth, filled by waterfalls surround each pool's perimeter. The Museum was erected between these pools of falling water. The Memorial opened on September 11, 2012, and the Museum opened May 15, 2014.The Museum design was originated by Snøhetta, acclaimed Norwegian architectural team. Architects worked with our Design Assist, a dedicated ‘think tank’ where the project's facade was translated into a constructible scheme. Zahner unitized the metal systems in Kansas City and then shipped everything to the job site for installation.The architects worked with Zahner engineers and designers in the Design Assist team to develop the facade system.