The facility combines the fueling, washing, storage and maintenance operations of three Sanitation operating units with the semi-trailer storage needs of former site occupant United Parcel Service under a unique, shared-use industrial condominium arrangement. The building’s superstructure, weighing in at 11,350 tons of structural steel, is supported on more than 1,700 concrete-filled steel pipe piles and drilled caissons. The robust structural framework is designed to meet the physical and operational challenges of a heavy industrial facility while meeting DSNY’s commitment to design excellence and sustainable design. DSNY is pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for the environmentally sensitive garage which features a plant-filled green roof that will collect rainwater to be used for washing the trucks and a curtainwall façade with 2,600 perforated, metal fins to reduce solar heat gain and glare.
Burns also designed the adjacent Spring Street Salt Shed made of faceted concrete in the shape of a salt crystal that rises nearly 70 feet along the Hudson River. The award-winning structure is designed to house 5,000 tons of salt delivered through a monumental 34-foot-high door.
The new structures elevate the gritty character of their industrial operations and blend naturally into their gentrified residential neighborhood.
The 1/2/5 Garage and Spring Street Salt Shed have been honored with the following awards:
Photo credit: Dattner Architects
Philadelphia Water Department, General Engineering Contract
New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Facilities Planning and Upgrade of Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Electric Vehicle (EV) Fleet Charging Infrastructure
Philadelphia Water Department, Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant
Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort), Packer Avenue Marine Terminal Phase II Port Development Improvements