General information

  • Location address
    New York
  • Location country
    United States
  • Year of construction
    1996
  • Function of building
    Public spaces
  • Degree of enclosure
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Type of application of the membrane

Description

As part of a programme to revitalize the old harbour areas of the city, a canopy structure has been erected over the landing stage of the Staten Island ferry. Since the base ramp could support only small point loads and no horizontal or bending loads, the canopies were linked in groups of four in a framed, vaulted construction. The stainless-steel network branching from the stems of the individual "trees" is enclosed at the top by a square frame. The membrane spanned within this network is clamped at the top between metal plates and held at the bottom by an eye fixing. At night, the canopies are illuminated from within; but it is sculptural effect of the structure that is accentuated rather than the membrane construction.

[Detail 6/2000, Membrane Construction, p 994]

General comments, links


Staten Is;land Esplanade in New York

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
    Cable
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    Polyester
  • Material coating
    PVC

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
    75
  • Total length (m)
    2.5
  • Total width (m)
    2.5

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
    Temporary
  • Convertible or mobile
    Convertible
  • Design lifespan in years
    00-05

Involved companies

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