New York City is facing some building degradation. Some local leading restorative companies are seeking classic ways to present new leaders in the city. It is accomplished through the revitalization of the windows that hold the many shops, and Historical Windows of New York is leading the charge. Readers can go to historicalwindows.com
for any information not listed here. The company stresses the values of replacing windows while retaining the integrity of the original design.Historical Windows of New York
seeks to improve the architectural history and integrity of the city in two ways. The first is to develop upon the already pre-existing historical windows. This is a restorative process that strives to keep much of the original building intact. This is realistically possible in many scenarios.Park Slope Restoration
A recent project in the Park Slope Historic District displayed the scale of preservation. The project needed to be approved and validated by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. Once approved, the project incorporated the present window installations by using the leaded windows that were already in solid condition. New actual windows were installed that mimicked the original historical décor.
The frames were mostly preserved, facing some incredible restoration to keep the architecture intact. The end result was a series of new windows fitted amongst the largely restored and intact architecture of the building. It was a crowning achievement in historical window replacement with the original structure.Mimicking and Replicating
The second way to complete a large historic window replacement project is to do a full replication. This was the case for the Soho District project. The original paneling was in too bad of a shape for a proper restoration. The team and the client decided to move forward with a replication. Historical Windows at New York pressed on with a series of 12 windows along a storefront
strip in Soho. The windows and the frames were designed to replicate the original building, to retain the ethos and memory of the village.
The project was a landmark success. New brick mould casings were crafted just to fit within the original frames, which were partly kept intact. The windows, bulky and sizable, required Parrett Weight and Chain materials to hold them in place during the pull and hold.
The project was completed on budget and with the final and prompt approval of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. It resulted in a big statement for Soho- preservation is possible. Visit historicalwindows.com/
, and find more information on these projects and the goals of the company.