Archstone Clinton in Mahattan. Ed Eckstein photo.

Archstone Clinton



Archstone Clinton is a new, 650,000 square foot mixed-use development in the Clinton neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side. The project incorporates two 27-story residential buildings containing 600 mixed-income housing units, new homes for the INTAR Theater and Ensemble Studio Theater, and 11,600 square feet of retail space. The new development also contains 29,000 square feet of publicly accessible open space, 2,850 square feet of community facility space, and 142 below-grade parking spaces.

Thornton Tomasetti was retained to provide curtain wall consulting services related to the design of the exterior walls, roofing, and waterproofing, including design review and quality control inspection. Additionally, the firm provided commissioning and indoor air quality services using the criteria established by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) voluntary rating program.

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