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Skylights are highlight of new gallery

The project is part of Related’s High Line Nine gallery development.

Fenestration and architectural metals specialty supplier Gamco Corporation fabricated 28 architectural skylights for the new Kasmin Gallery art exhibition space at 509 West 27th Street in Manhattan.

Part of Related Companies High Line Nine rt gallery concept, the newly constructed purpose-specific facility is the fourth Kasmin gallery in the Chelsea neighborhood.

Located adjacent to the High Line near 10th Avenue, the new gallery building features a 5,000 s/f rooftop garden with changing sculpture exhibits positioned around the 28 skylights, all of which can be viewed from the adjacent High Line pedestrian elevated walking path.

The gallery project was inspired by European gallerias, and presents a new concept of mixing a museum, a gallery, an exhibition space, and a cafe within a continuous interior space created by Markus Dochantschi’s international design team at Studio MDA.

Placed atop openings in the honeycomb ceiling, the 28 skylights illuminate the gallery space below with beautiful balanced natural light.

Gamco Corporation was asked to fast-track fabrication of the skylights for the new building by Related Companies and general contractor IPD Partners.

“We were asked to fabricate all the skylights within 30 days from the final sign-off on the specifications,” said Johnson Chen, General Manager for Gamco Corporation. “To meet this deadline, we ran double shifts and delivered the skylights as they were completed directly to the job site. This project is a perfect example of how Gamco’s fabrication expertise and adaptabl”

The owner of the new art gallery building is Paul Kasmin of New York, NY. The building was designed by Studio MDA of New York, NY. The project developer was The Related Companies and IPD Partners acted as general contractor.

The skylights were installed by Seoul Metal and Glass of Jackson Heights, NY and the insulated glass units were fabricated by Oldcastle of Hauppauge, NY using Vitro Architectural Glass.

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