Open House New York Hosting Tour of the Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Salt Shed
July 12, 2017
Dattner Architects, WXY, and the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) took part in Open House New York’s (OHNY) Getting to Zero series with a tour of Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Salt Shed. Getting to Zero: New York + Waste, is a year-long series of tours and talks exploring New York City’s waste system.
Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage is DSNY’s first LEED Gold-certified facility and features a 1.5-acre green roof to increase storm water retention, enhance thermal performance, and promote biodiversity. Rising nearly 70 feet, the adjacent Salt Shed houses 5,000 tons of salt, modelling its iconic shape from the structure of a salt crystal.
On Tuesday, July 11th, the OHNY tour was a full of excited guests eager to explore the Salt Shed and M125. Dattner Architects’ employees guided visitors through the building, stopping off on each level where Principal, Paul Bauer, Associate Principal, Gia Mainiero, and Managing Principal, Kirsten Sibilia, introduced the structures and explained unique design components important to the facility’s success.
To find out more about the other Open House events occurring throughout the summer, visit their site!