Minimized Tenant Disruption
A “hybrid” renovation for 1974 building to increase comfort for the tenants, reduce the buildings energy consumption, and offer a transformative modern appearance.
About The Building
Almost five decades later, the building is undergoing significant renovations which will increase comfort for the tenants, reduce the buildings energy consumption, and offer a transformative modern appearance. Located on 1660 Madison Avenue, NY. Built in 1974 under the Mitchell-Lama program, this 11-story building provided affordable rental and cooperative housing to moderate-and-middle-income families.
The Dextall system plays a pivotal role in our Heritage project at 1660 Madison Avenue, revamping an existing, inhabited, affordable building. This endeavor was made possible through an Empire State Building challenge grant, emphasizing innovation in retrofitting existing structures. Utilizing the Dextall system facilitated the adoption of cold climate packaged terminal heat pump units, replacing outdated baseboard heating and through wall air conditioning units. This transformation addresses the building's historical lack of insulation and high operational costs, aligning with L&M's pursuit of innovative solutions for improved and more comfortable housing for its tenants.
Exterior upgrades feature Dextall’s prefabricated wall systems with factory installed high-performance windows, and modern aluminum cladding. Considered a “hybrid” renovation, Dextall’s engineering team developed an innovative solution to integrate its prefabricated walls with areas of the façade that will feature EIFS cladding
One of the primary challenges of the project is to minimize disruption to the tenants. Dextall’s prefab wall systems are installed from the exterior of the building and do not require scaffolding or staging Once completed, 1660 Madison Avenue will feature the most innovative façade technology & materials effectively reducing energy consumption, increasing indoor comfort, and eliminating costly maintenance over the years
Aluminium (exposed fastening)
Unique Renovation (old wall will be demolished and Dextall Products installed
1660 Madison Ave, NY
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Interesting facts about the project
This building is entered in The Empire Building Challenge competition