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ULMA's Hydraulic Windscreen System HWS provides safety and protection for the Modern II

Mar 24, 2017
As the centerpiece of the enhanced downtown district in Fort Lee, The Modern is comprised of two identical 47 stories 498 foot glass clad towers (The Modern and The Modern II), each containing 450 luxury rental residences and offering breathtaking views of the George Washington Bridge, Manhattan and the Hudson River. This transformation of Fort Lee’s downtown is also part of the Hudson Lights project.

The Modern was conceived to address the demand that exists on the New Jersey side of the Hudson for luxury residences with high end features and finishes, resort style amenities and inspired architecture.

The construction of mid and high-rise buildings require great focus on perimeter safety and protection.

ULMA proposed the use of HWS “Hydraulic Windscreen System”; a safety system for the perimeter of mid-rise and high-rise buildings. It covers the floor under construction and the floors immediately below preventing workers, material, and equipment from falling off working areas as well as providing some protection from adverse weather conditions.

Another ULMA system used in this project included MEGAFRAME, our 10,000 pound per leg (20,000 pound per frame) galvanized steel frame handset shoring system used for the 20 ft. high lobby level.

More information about the project