TITLE: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects’ Centrale nods to the Jazz Age with chevrons of terra cotta
SOURCE: Architect’s Newspaper
AUTHOR: Matthew Marani
The Centrale is a newly constructed residential building designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli in Midtown, Manhattan, featuring Boston Valley Terra Cotta rainscreen panels. The building was recently featured in the Architect’s Newspaper, showing the luxurious, 803 foot skyscraper with its glass and terra cotta façade, installed by Permasteelisa. Boston Valley Terra Cotta manufactured terra cotta panels for the New York City skyscraper located at 138 East 50th street using the extrusion forming method. The façade’s profile is a deep sawtooth form, described by Pelli Clarke Pelli as a chevron. The TerraClad® panels rise up the entire length of the building and feature two distinct glazes of cream and dark brown.