fischer supplies FZP anchors for 99 Hudson Street

Southern German cooperation in Jersey City: 90,000 fischer FZP anchors are fixing Bavarian natural stone plates to the striking element facade of 99 Hudson Street. The skyscraper has been under construction since 2016, and, upon completion, will tower above every other building on the west bank of the Hudson River with a height of 270 metres.

Extreme wind loads on one of the USA’s tallest residential buildings, enormous natural stone plates, a new American testing procedure for the products used, as well as a complicated installation process: due to these high require-ments, the project’s client, China Overseas America, Inc., opted for the fischer FZP II in order to attach the 25,000-square metre facade. Conventional fixing methods weren’t able to meet the high demands of the heavy load. The FZP II was chosen in a variant with a 13-millimetre drill hole diameter, an expanded anchor length of 30 millimetres, a connecting thread with a diameter of eight millimetres, and a free thread length of 13 millimetres. 90,000 of these fischer undercut anchors securely fix the heavy natural stone plates to 99 Hudson Street.

In order to invisibly attach the facade elements, they were equipped with undercut drill holes in the Bavarian factory of the natural stone supplier JMS. They form an interlocking fixing completely free from expansion pressure in connection with the fischer Zykon panel anchor FZP II, which allows a lot of architectural room to manoeuvre. The entire facade modules were subsequently joined together along with the anchors and natural stone by the facade construction company Gamma in Miami, before being delivered to the building site in Jersey City.

“We can guarantee the client that their high levels of requirement in terms of quality and short construction times will be met. We achieve this through prefabrication in the factory and by working together with the manufacturer of the facade material, as well as the facade construction firm. This helps the client to adhere to their construction timeline and budget”, explains Christian Knoll, Managing Director fischer SystemTec.

99 Hudson Street will provide 781 residential units across 79 floors from the end of 2018. Its location by the Hudson River allows direct views to the One World Trade Center in New York City. As well as 137,000 square metres of residential area, New Jersey’s highest building also provides 1,400 square metres of retail space as well as a public area of 1,300 square metres. The project has been planned by the Perkins Eastman architecture firm.




Client: China Overseas America, Inc., New York

Architects: Perkins Eastman, New York

Natural stone construction: JMS Jura Marble Suppliers GmbH, Eichstätt

Facade elements: Gamma, Miami office

Fixing systems element facade: fischer Group of Companies, Waldachtal

Structural analysis: DeSimons Consulting Engineers, New York

Construction company: Plaza Construction Corporation, New York

Construction period: 2016 – 2018



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With aheight of 270 metres the 99 Hudson Street will tower above every other buildingin Jersey City upon completion. Image: Perkins Eastman
Due to theundercut drill holes the fixing of the 25,000 square metre fa├žade stays invisible.Image: fischer
90,000 fischer FZP II undercut anchors secure theheavy natural stone fa├žade. Image: fischer