New York, New York, USA

Fulton Street Transit Center

Isokorb® was installed in the Fulton Street Transit Center project in lower Manhattan. The $1.4 billion project opened in 2014, and includes a fascinating oculus, measuring at 110 feet (33.5 meters) tall and 53 feet (16 meters) diameter.

This eye, protruding from the main building of the New York Fulton Street Transit Station, is designed to provide annual daylight to the atrium civic space below, while also catching the eye of the 300,000+ daily passengers of the transit station. The intriguing dome structure was designed by Grimshaw Architecture, and is defined by a hyperbolic parabolic cable net (Sky Reflector Net), stretched within a cone, developed in partnership with James Carpenter. The cable net was Fabricated by Tripyramid Structure and installation was completed by Enclose.

Grimshaw Architects specified Schöck Isokorb® steel-to-steel thermal breaks by name for installation at the oculus. They were familiar with Isokorb®, and were looking for structural strength, as well as a thermally broken connection to avoid energy loss and condensation.

The manufactured structural thermal break element for steel connections, Schöck Isokorb®, is fixed to the main structure, and provides support to an outside service walkway for the oculus. 

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Canopy & Beam



Structural Engineer




Building Envelope Consultants

Heintges & Associates

Construction Completed