Tribeca Historical District

1910 Loft, Tribeca Historical District

Challenge:

Historical Windows was contracted to furnish and install 6 storefront bays in a ground floor apartment matching the design specifications and profiles provided by the building architect and approved by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.  Extensive interior work was also required. 

Solution:

We used a Parrett Windows & Doors custom storefront fabricated with South American Mahogany, as specified by the architect as well as a custom mortise assembly. We collaborated with a NYS licensed structural engineer to design an anchoring fastener schedule and worked with our ironworks specialist to install structural steel framing to support each bay.  Due to the weight of the units, special handling equipment was required to get the storefront windows in place.  The interior walls were rebuilt, insulated, sheet-rocked and painted. Since the installation of each bay would take several days, we erected temporary walls to protect the space during non-working hours. 

Result:

New interior walls were erected and the 6 bays and storefront were installed.

Products/Services:

Parrett Windows & Doors Custom Storefront
Ayhan Ozan, Architect, Chelsea Atelier Architect PC 
A.J. Iron Work Innovation Corp
Harry Santiago, Telestar Locksmith 

Soho Historical District

1871 Italianate Cast-Iron Building, Mercer Street, Soho Historical District

Challenge:

Historical Windows was contracted to furnish and install a storefront and 12 oversized operational windows customized to replicate the building’s original historical design.

Solution: 

We matched the profile of the new windows with the original window frames left in the existing openings. Parrett Weight and Chain Windows with 8” radius corners at the head were fabricated to support the weight of the sashes. New knives were created to produce custom exterior brick mould casings that conformed with the existing.  The windows were boomed to each individual floor since the size of the frames prohibited transporting them through the interior of the building. 

Result:

New weight and chain windows and a customized storefront were installed. All profiles were approved by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. 

Products/Services:

Parrett Windows and Doors Wood Weight and Chain Double Hung Magnum Windows
Parrett Windows and Doors custom storefront
Lifting Solutions 

Park Slope Historical District

1901 Brownstone, Park Slope Historical District

Challenge:
Historical Windows was contracted to furnish and install 5 new windows incorporating the preservation of the existing leaded glass windows in accordance with the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission requirements.

Solution:

Marvin Windows were customized to accommodate the leaded glass panels without altering the original size and configuration. Dimensions of the stiles and rails were modified to match the existing daylight opening. We collaborated with our leaded glass specialist to ensure the proper restoration of the glass.

Result:

New windows were installed incorporating the restored leaded glass with original interior woodwork preserved throughout.  All profiles were approved by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.  

Products/Services: 

Parlor & 2nd Floors: Marvin Wood Ultimate Double Hung Magnum Windows

 3rd Floor: Marvin Wood Ultimate Double Hung Variation 6 Round Top Windows

Patrick Clark, Sunlites Stained Glass