The Bank of New York Building has one of the most unique and iconic facades of the Financial district. A masterpiece from architect Ralph Walker’s portfolio of New York Art Deco buildings and a truly definitive example of 1930s New York style, One Wall Street presented Skyline with one of its most interesting opportunities.
The original steel double hung windowsat One Wall were a New York Original. Each entire window wascomposed of three lites of glass in both the top and bottom sash that were splayed 7 ½ degrees between each lite.
The architects for the project, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, had been told by several national window manufacturers that it wouldn’t be possible to replicate them in modern materials. Skyline was asked to provide a price to restore the original single pane steel windows on a tight timeline.
Using components of our high performing 100H Double Hung combined with corner key technology,the Skyline team set out to build the window that ownership desired and that One Wall Street deserves.
In two weeks the project team fabricated the first prototype opening, splayed in plan double hung window that met all standard test criteria and still tilted in for cleaning.
Working with WJE the prototype was refined into a high performance, custom color, multi-pane, insulated and thermally broken double hung window completely custom to the One Wall Street project. As you walk up lower Broadwaythe sun glints off the splayedlites of glass, accenting the sheer limestone and steel façade of this striking New York icon.