Hycrete, a leading provider of concrete waterproofing solutions, has collaborated with renowned organizations, Disney, Silverstein Properties, SOM, Lendlease, and SRM, for the new Disney headquarters, which is presently under construction in lower Manhattan. The project’s designers selected Hycrete Endure WP for concrete waterproofing due to the complex environmental needs of the live production studios located below grade.
2 Towers Covering an Entire NY City Block
The new 22-story Disney headquarters is a massive structure covering an entire city block, with two towers standing 320 feet tall and spanning 1.2 million square feet. In addition to the production studios, the center will comprise of offices, executive spaces, a newsroom, a screening room, and several outdoor terraces. Hycrete Endure WP admixture was used extensively throughout the foundation, elevator pits, and below-grade walls. The admixture provided dual protection by waterproofing the concrete and creating a protective layer over the rebar to prevent corrosion.
Hycrete Endure WP is a hydrophobic liquid admixture that, when mixed with concrete, forms a performance copolymer that fills the concrete’s natural capillary system. The result is concrete that is virtually non-porous and resistant to the transport of moisture vapor and liquid.
The Team Aims to Achieve LEED Platinum Certification
The project team and Disney aim to achieve LEED Platinum certification, highlighting their sustainability commitment. The project is expected to be completed in 2024.
Project Team Includes:
Developer/Owner’s Representative – Silverstein Properties
Architect – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Construction Manager – Lendlease
Structural Engineer – Thornton Tomasetti
Ready Mix Provider – SRM Concrete
Concrete Contractor – Civetta Cousins