The Touraine is a fifteen-story luxury apartment building with 22 exclusive apartments on the historic Upper East Side in New York City. The building is located on a property in the immediate vicinity of subway lines 4, 5 and 6. On a normal weekday, over 1,000 subway trains run on this line. Those responsible for the construction of the building therefore used Getzner's Sylodyn® material to develop a new type of comprehensive building support for the residential building in the USA: elastic floor and wall bearings made of the high-tech polyurethane now provide effective protection against vibrations from the immediately adjacent subway lines.
"This unique solution from Getzner is particularly ideal for construction projects in the vicinity of highly frequented railway lines, such as the ones we have in New York City: a fully insulated, 'floating' building is decoupled from the vibrating ground. The influence of the vibrations on the building is considerably reduced. Getzner developed and manufactured a project-specific solution which not only meets the acoustic criteria, but also takes into account the requirements of the contractor, the architect as well as the structural engineer and the site manager". Benjamin Sachwald, Technical Director and Acoustical Engineer of AKRF
"The material supplied was perfectly matched to the requirements. Getzner's experts made sure that it was laid quickly and easily. It's really amazing: No vibrations whatsoever are noticeable inside the building." Joseph Clark, Senior Project Manager General Contractor Falcon Construction LLC.