Transit authority
Wexler Associates is designing a new tower at 76 Eighth Avenue, on the southeastern corner of West 14th Street, in the Meatpacking District. The building will consist of retail on the first floor, commercial area above, roof terrace and building setbacks beginning at the 7th floor thru roof with approximately 36,000 sq. ft. of space.   The superstructure is composed of structural steel and sits directly above a NYC MTA tunnel. The facade will utilize the structural members and floor to ceiling windows creating a one of a kind exterior.   The building utilizes 220 ton battered piles as well as isolators above the MTA tunnel to reduce building vibrations. Two 2-story cantilevered trusses are implemented at the ground floor and provide a means to distribute the force from above, which allows the building to be founded on the roof of the subway tunnel. The lateral system is a dual system of steel bracing and moment frames.