Hauppauge, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2014
Ali Ghahremani, CEO of Champion Metal & Glass, headquartered in Hauppauge, NY, is proud that his business was selected to work with many of the construction companies on the soon-to-be opened World Trade Center Transit Hub. His company has installed many of the glass features used throughout the project.
The WTC Hub brings a breath of fresh, architectural beauty to downtown Manhattan. It will serve as a dynamic focal point of several transportation options, significantly improving mass-transit connections throughout the region. It is also anticipated that the complex will draw 25,000-50,000 pedestrians daily. With access from all four of the project's towers, the overall concept of the Hub is based on ease of access and freedom of movement in and out of all four of the project’s towers. The mall-like setting features large, open concourses with dedicated pedestrian areas.
Champion Metal & Glass jumped on board with this project in 2010. According to Ghahremani, his company’s involvement began with the preparation of shop drawings, engineering, submissions and security training for his staff. From there, the focus shifted to installing the great variety of glazing features in the Hub. “Certain aspects required innovative planning and execution by our glass designers and fabrication departments," he said. In addition to working on the glazing, Champion Metal & Glass provided elevator shaft enclosures, interior glass storefronts and glass walls in the 500,000 sq. ft. retail space within the PATH Hall and Transit Hall.
Champion was excited and honored to work closely with Maki, the world renowned architect who created 4 World Trade Center. Maki is an extraordinarily gifted architect, who has won the architecture profession’s highest honor, the Pritzker Prize. WTC.com has described his style as stemming from a "love for sheer, unadorned, neo-Modernist structures that have been thought out to the tiniest detail and then flawlessly executed." The working relationship between Maki and Champion was based on mutual respect and admiration for each other's skills.
Champion Metal & Glass, a Long Island company, has clearly earned a place of distinction in the NYC landscape by being instrumental in the creation of the new WTC building and other important projects. We will be excited to see what additional projects the Champion team will tackle. Visit http://championmetalglass.com for more information.