1 Wall Street
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.
The Skyline Series 100 Double Hung Windows are an exquisite family of windows that come in a broad variety of shapes and sizes. The Series 100 windows adhere to modern performance standards while preserving the celebrated features of New York City's architectural past. Skyline’s in-house engineering department custom designs every feature of the Series 100 to replicate a multitude of existing New York window designs ranging from historical to modern by utilizing custom colors, historical metal trim, hand applied muntin grids and more. Harnessing modern technology such as Low-E coated insulated glass packages, a 4-1/2” deep window frame, triple weather stripping and Ultra-Lift balances, Skyline is also capable of meeting or exceeding any modern day building requirements. The end result is a high class New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission friendly window that is an architectural staple of the NYC skyline; past, present and future.