Photo by Tectonic Photo

Solution

Prudential Gateway Center

Newark, NJ

Market: Office

Client

Connell Foley LLP

Completion

2003

Photo by Tectonic Photo

Built in 1983 and 1987, Two and Three Gateway Center served as the headquarters of Prudential Real Estate.  The glass/metal curtain walls of these fifteen- and nineteen-story buildings suffered from nickel sulfide (NiS) induced spontaneous breakage of the fully tempered glass, as well as loss of adhesion of the structural silicone that adhered the glass to the metal curtain wall framing.  SGH utilized the results of wind tunnel testing to reduce the overall cost of the remedial design.