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The Ariel West’s Terra Cotta Troubles (NY)

/ Owner - March 20, 2024

Ariel West has found that when it rains, it indeed pours. The 32-story luxury condo on Manhattan’s Upper West Side has been forced to take on the lengthy and expensive process of replacing its terra cotta rainscreen after dangerous defects appeared less than 10 years after the building’s construction. The alarm was raised in 2015, when a terra cotta tile fell from an upper floor onto a third-floor terrace, prompting the board to urgently figure out the extent of the problem. Multiple inspections followed, and each one found more and more cracked tiles    Read the article…………………………….

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