New York Times HQ

The famous architect Renzo Piano asked MEINERTZ to produce convectors for the New York Times Headquarter in New York. The task consisted of three major challenges: 1) A tall building like the New York Times HQ moves in the wind. Therefore we had to design connections and mountings that were resistant to movement. 2) The hot water in radiators in the US is almost 100 degrees warm. Therefore we had to create a convector that were safe to touch. 3) The convectors should fit perfectly between steel columns. This meant that we had to produce a large amount of convectors on individual and precise dimensions. All challenges were met succesfully and Renzo Piano has used MEINERTZ for several later projects.