4B — March 24 - April 13, 2017 — Owners, Developers & Managers — M id A tlantic

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O wners , D evelopers & M anagers For the new Statue of Liberty Museum High Concrete Group to produce architectural precast panels


enver, PA — High Concrete Group LLC, based in Denver,

PA, have been awarded a con- tract from Phelps Construc- tion Group (Boonton, NJ), for the high performance insulated architectural precast panels for the new Statue of Liberty Mu- seum on Liberty Island in the New York Harbor. FXFOWLE (New York, NY), the award- winning architectural firm, has created a stunning 26,000 s/f, state-of- the-art building. Every detail has been thought- fully incorporated to comple- ment and respect the Statue of Liberty and her Island.

Liberty Museum on Liberty Island

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation has raised nearly $70 million to build the Museum, expected to open in 2019. As the key part of a beau- tification plan that includes landscaping and lighting, the new museum will give the more than 4.3 million annual visitors to the Statue of Lib- erty the opportunity to learn about and honor the Statue’s history, influence, and legacy in the world. “The Statue of Liberty is not just one of the most recognized monuments in the world, but an international symbol of hope that deserves to have her story shared with everyone who visits Liberty Island,” said Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation president and CEO Stephen Briganti. “We are so honored to have Diane von Furstenberg, who was so inspired by the Statue herself when she first arrived in America, leading the fund- raising campaign for the new museum.” "Lady Liberty is the symbol of everything America is about: freedom, hope, possibility and resilience. It is She that mil- lions of immigrants saw first as they arrived in this country, their hearts full of dreams for a brighter future. Now it is my hope that the Statue of Lib- erty and her incredible story will live on and on, inspiring generations for years to come," said von Furstenberg. Robert Pabst , vice presi- dent of sales & marketing of High Concrete Group, a New York native from Brooklyn- Long Island said, “A great op- portunity indeed. We at High Concrete are proud to be part of this exciting project in hom- age of America’s iconic Lady of the Harbor.” n


1200 Intrepid at the Philadelphia Navy Yard is the newly completed precast concrete work of art designed by world-renowned starchitect Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The front entrance façade gently curves inward while stretching outward creating a startling and gravity-defying visual that mimics the curved bows of the nearby battleships. The unique engineering requirements of the proj- ect meant that the gravity loads flowed directly to the ground and were not tied to the steel frame. Almost every piece of the front entrance façade is unique. This very complicated project presented a challenge that required an innovative solution using technical, engineering and creative exper- tise, and would not have been possible without the use of BIM and 3D modeling. For more information on this project and others visit us at www.highconcrete.com/news. “High Concrete saw our design as a wonderful opportunity to really show off their skills, talents and products. It has been a sincere joy to work with a group of precasters who are as engaged as they have been, willing to roll up their sleeves to work on solutions rather than seeing obstacles, and I am sure that they are proud of their efforts as much as we are.” Kai-Uwe Bergmann, AIA, RIBA, partner, BIG—Bjarke Ingels Group

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