Goldman Sachs Headquarters – 200 West Street



Cladding Area750 000 sf

ArchitectPei Cobb Freed & Partners Adamson Associates Architects

OwnerGoldman Sachs

Project type

Phase of InvolvementConstruction

Type of Construction

Year of Completion2009


200 West Street is a 45-story 740-ft tall Global Financial Headquarters building located in Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan. Designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the LEED Gold Certified tower houses more than 9,000 employees across 2.1 million sq ft of space, including offices, six expansive trading floors, and a 2-story mid-rise sky lobby.

Designed as a “well-tailored suit”, the 750,000 sq ft façade incorporates 10-ft wide curtain wall units, twice the width commonly used on unitized systems. The oversized insulating glass panels on each curtain wall unit provide ample daylighting to interior office spaces beyond, while visually flat stainless steel panels wrap the building perimeter at spandrel zones on each floor. In order to achieve the high level of quality insisted upon by the Owner, exceptional fabrication methods, rigorous oversight, and continuous inspection during installation were employed though all phases of the facade work.

Heintges provided building envelope consulting services during fabrication and installation phases, including NYC Special Inspections.


(Image 1 & 5: Brian Delaney. Image 2-4: Heintges)