The corner of Lafayette and Houston Street is home to the Puck Building, one of New York’s most recognizable landmark buildings. Serving as a gateway to SoHo, the Puck building is emblematic of the remarkable changes that part of the city has undergone. Architects Beyer, Blinder, Belle selected Skyline to replace the windows as the building was transformed from a commercial property to accommodate high end residence pent houses.
Part of the charm of the historic façade of the Puck Building is large curved top windows which contrast the rigidness of the masonry and cast iron details. Using the 100 Series double hung and 500 Series tilt and turn the Skyline team replicated the curves exactly, matching the profiles and sightlines to the original windows.
Low-e coated insulating glass units filled with argon gas produce superior acoustic attenuation, energy performance, and UV protection within the historic building. Operable sash within even the curved windows are indistinguishable from the fixed lites, retaining the clean lines intended by the original architects.
Today, the Puck Building continues to be one of the most desired addresses in lower Manhattan sporting its gildedsculptures of Shakespeare's character Puck, from A Midsummer's Night Dream, and Skyline Windows.
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.
The Skyline Series 500-C casement windows offer an extremely wide variety of features that make it a popular window choice for New York City designers and residents. Using the same functional design as Skyline's high performing Series 500-DA and Series 1200 Tilt and Turn windows, the 500-C series features European multi lock and Child Safe hardware, narrow sightlines and high quality options like muntin grids, glass packages and trim to fit any desired set of requirements. Due to its beneath-the-hood similarities to the Tilt and Turn series’, the Series 500-C Casement is a high performing option for any quality project in New York City.