Situated in the heart of New York City, “ALTA LIC” is an impressive residential development executed by Simon Baron Development and Quadrum Global under the architectural supervision of Stephen B Jacobs Group.
A 467-storey project born out of the pleasure of living in the nerve centre of the city with all the advantages and scale of a large residence, the convenience of being right next to one of the main transport routes and views of a skyline like no other.
Located between 29-26 Northern Boulevard in Long Island City, the area known as QE7 due to its proximity to the Q, E and 7 trains, is an area that converges in a nexus of high traffic, therefore the complex had to incorporate in its design the prevention of any noise penetration to the inside of the accommodation.
Following the New York “Noise Code”, which specifies the maximum permitted decibel levels in various scenarios, the architects Stephen B Jacobs Group and the acoustic engineers of AKRF carefully planned the building systems and materials used in order to provide sound insulation that could also allow outdoor relaxation.
So, in order to cover the outside, the lowest floors were fully insulated with a ventilated façade from URBATEK – PORCELANOSA Grupo and as the building gets higher, the advantages become greater, with the topmost part of the building completely enclosed in glass.
A full enclosure, thanks to the fastening of ceramic tiles with visible clamps to mimic the canvas, and which create a secure barrier with glazing frames.