South Beach, Long Branch, NJ

  • Details:SlenderWall panels with factory installed R-24 closed-cell foam insulation
  • Finish: White acid-etched
  • Architect:Shore Point Architecture
  • Owner:FEM South Beach Urban Renewal
  • Contractor:Cornerstone Construction Services

A Perfect Combination of Durability and Beauty

In Long Branch, NJ two luxury towers containing 47 residences rose on approximately 1.7 acres of oceanfront property. The 5-star multi-family development is the brainchild of Mimi & Edwin Feliciano, owners of development company FEM South Beach Urban Renewal. Exquisite details and rich features grace the 8-story complex of unrivaled elegance and panoramic views. With 1st floor garden residences all the way up to multi-million dollar South Tower penthouse duplexes with 1,000 sf rooftop terraces, and a 3,300 sf. North Tower penthouse with a 3,300 foot terrace and glass enclosed climate controlled loggia, owners will savor the rewards of open air, sky and sea.

Shore Point Architecture not only designed the development to be elegant, they also encompassed the efficiencies and safety factors that modern design technologies allow. The project envelope utilizes SlenderWall precast concrete building panels supplied by the Smith-Midland Corporation. designed to withstand 226 mph winds. Each panel will have its stud wall cavity filled with 3.5” of factory-applied closed-cell foam insulation to achieve an R-24 thermal rating. SlenderWall will play a significant role in the energy efficiency of the project.

The contractor, Cornerstone Construction Services of Somerville, NJ engaged Smith-Midland’s Virginia precast plant to manufacture the 451 gleaming white acid-etched SlenderWall panels (28,578 sf) and 88 panels (4,637 sf) of traditional architectural precast. Smith-Midland also provided turn-key service on the project, including panel erection and caulking services.

“The Key to success was working closely with the owner, architect and contract manager to maximize the efficiencies of the system, and at the same time ensure there would be as much open window area as possible,” stated Chris Grogan, business development manager for Smith-Midland.