“2505 Bruckner stands apart as a modern urban logistics hub, one that provides unparalleled access to the greater New York City region and Connecticut for companies seeking to distribute products in that area,” said Mike Weaver, East Region sales manager, Metl-Span. “It was critical for the design of this building to make a bold statement, and Metl-Span is proud that our products created a dynamic, energy-efficient building envelope for the structure.”
At 1.07-million square feet, 2505 Bruckner is touted as the largest, most efficient logistics facility in New York City. It sits at the cross-section of several major highways, including the Cross-Bronx Expressway, the Hutchinson River Parkway, and the Bruckner Expressway. This places the facility within reach of nearly 9.5 million people in a 15-mile radius. The building’s tall ceilings accommodate modern vertical racking systems that can reach as high as 32 feet. The two-level facility has more than 100 loading docks and 125 spaces for box trucks, and it includes entrance and exit ramps for tractor trailers on both levels.
As the lead architect on the project, KSS Architects sought to deliver a modern, sophisticated look and feel for the facility that would telegraph its role for the region. Among the chosen cladding products was Metl-Span’s Architectural flat panel in Metallic Fusion. The panels offer thicker-gauge facings to provide a more high-profile, monolithic appearance. With trimless ends and pre-formed corners, the panels eliminate the need for metal flashings, allowing design freedom for architects. The panels contain a polyurethane core encapsulated by two steel facings for an all-in-one building envelope solution, negating the need for additional insulation. Designers also specified CF Light Mesa in Igloo White. Well suited for exterior and interior walls and ideal for commercial and industrial applications, the insulated metal panel utilizes concealed clips.
In all, crews installed more than 16,000 square feet of Metl-Span products on the building’s exterior.
Chosen each year following a survey conducted by Metl-Span teammates, the Building of the Year program honors the innovative work and collaboration amongst architects and other construction professionals to bring compelling, smartly designed, energy-efficient buildings to life. As the winner, 2505 Bruckner will adorn the cover of a commemorative book developed by Metl-Span to be distributed to sales representatives, customers, partners and Metl-Span teammates in 2023.