46 East 83rd Street
Located on 83rd Street between Park and Madison Avenue, this 7,522 square foot townhouse was a complete gut renovation, leaving behind the foundations and party-walls. Once the rooms were gutted, the structure within and limestone facing the street was newly constructed and 'composed' with layers for a dialogue between them. According to Architect &LEED AP Mark Squeo, the manner to this facade was one of the reasons they chose Skyline Windows.
The ability to have large windows that could also be gathered together into walls of windows assisted the composition of the street façade. These expanses of glass and aluminum created planes that worked neatly with the other layers of limestone exterior.
The idea that drove this project’s design was to develop the smallest sight lines possible while maintaining architectural appeal. Our 2” sight lines at the head, jamb, sill, and exterior bevel provided just that. The thin profiles of our product fit with the narrow profiles of the assorted steel design elements of the project.
The main challenge was aligning all horizontals and verticals. As each floor had a different design in terms of elevation, it was imperative to cut each window a specific dimension in order to achieve the desired effect.
The project consisted of our Series 90 for all windows and Series 1700 for all doors. Both products were structurally glazed. The windows included both casement and awning operations.
(Photos Courtesy of The Corcoran Group)
The Skyline Series 90 Outswing Casement Windows are truly the epitome of the elegance of design. Most prominent are the Design Line 90 and Design Line 97, both featured in the gallery above. Not too long ago, steel casement windows were a preferred window design in New York City. By the early twentieth century, these windows dotted the city Skyline. The strength of the steel allowed for narrow sightlines that New York continues to strive for and many of these windows need replacements today. While this may be a struggle for some, Skyline designed the Design Line Series 90 Outswing Casement for just this purpose. The DL 90’s frame has been optimized to provide the most narrow sightlines possible while retaining the high performance values that Skyline prides itself on. In its time, the DL 90 has also become an excellent choice to replace other existing window designs, virtually changing a buildings entire look. Combined with custom historical panning and trim and high quality hardware, the DL 90 series of casements has no equal in the marketplace. Whether it’s a replacement for an existing steel window or an upgrade to an existing window, the DL 90 Casement Series is a powerful and elegant window option for any building.
Balconies overlooking Manhattan are highly sought after and are a part of many modern building designs and apartment purchase decisions. Our 1700 Series Terrace Door was designed to complement our high quality windows and has become a feature of balconies all over Manhattan. Using ADA friendly hardware and the same high grade metal, frames and design features of some of our top quality windows, the 1700 Series fits in seamlessly to accent the facades of New York City