Mercedes-Benz Manhattan

Blog Post
Mercedes Banner photo

Mercedes Benz Manhattan

26 May 2016
Since its inception five years ago, the incredible Mercedes-Benz Manhattan Showroom has been a stand out landmark on the West side of Manhattan. With its large glass façade, it sits underneath Mercedes House, a luxury apartment building
Mercedes content photo1

Using the transparent Pilkington Planar™ structural glass fin wall system to enclose the space helped enable the system supplier/installer W&W Glass, LLC to provide customers with a straight line of sight into the building without impairing the view. 

Pilkington Planar™ uses stainless steel fittings and countersunk holes to allow as much light in as possible without the use of solid vertical and horizontal visual elements that may detract from the appearance. This gives architects the ability to design constructions entirely from glass. 

Mercedes content photo 2

The glass itself was Pilkington Optiwhite™, a low-iron extra clear float glass that is designed for very high light transmission. The glass has excellent light transmission properties ideal for a building like Mercedes-Benz Manhattan, as it allows the cars to be showcased in the best light possible. 

If you’d like to know more about the project, click here for a 360° tour of the project. Or if you’d like to know more about Pilkington Planar™ structural glazing, click here.


We value your privacy.

We use cookies on this website for analytics, remarketing, social media (optional) and content (essential) purposes.

By clicking ‘Accept All’ you consent to the use of cookies for non-essential functions and the related processing of personal data. Alternatively you can reject non-essential cookies by clicking ‘Essential Only’. You can adjust your preferences at any time by visiting our Cookie Policy and access the settings on that page.

For more information please read our