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The first glass curtain wall units are going up at Herzog & de Meuron's residential tower in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan.  Installation on the head and sill receptors to receive the glass units has been underway for the past month. The receptors create a thin light metal line on the facade, while the glass appears to be very reflective with minimal vertical lines at the seams between panels. For now, glass has only been installed on the northwest corner of the third floor. Glass rails have also started going up on the lower floor terraces.

Overall, the tower structure has reached the half way mark, with concrete pours happening on the 30th of it 60 floors.

UPDATE 06/24/2014:

One full rectangular unit has been enclosed with the glass exterior envelope as of this morning.

Architects: Herzog & de Meuron; Program: Residential; Location: Tribeca, New York, NY; Completion: 2015.