T-Spacer SG Super Spacers from Edgetech have played their part in the revitalisation of three historic New York buildings.
660 Fifth Avenue, Two Bryant Park and the Summit at One Vanderbilt have all undergone extensive refurbishment work involving the spacers.
Built in 1957 on the site of a mansion designed for multimillionaire William H. Vanderbilt, the first of this trio of Manhattan landmarks took 2,000 panes of glass as part of its renovation. AGC Interpane supplied around 25,000 square metres of insulating glass, equipped with 20mm T-Spacer SG, for use on the 39-storey tower.
Two Bryant Park was built in 1906 as a six storey dwelling in the Beaux Arts style, but gradually extended over the course of a century to the point it’s now 15-storeys tall.
Again supplied by AGC Interpane, the project received 9,000 square-metres of insulating glass, some of it Ipasol Platin 46/31 solar glass with high daylight transmission. The 450 tons of insulated glass used in the refurbishment was manufactured with light-grey T-Spacer SG, and sealed with grey silicone.
The third project was the 77-storey, 427-metre One Vanderbilt – the fourth tallest building in New York. AGC Interpane supplied the glazing for the four floors of “The Summit” observation deck at a height of 335 meters, home to a digital art installation, a restaurant, and the glazed elevators that rise from the city’s iconic Grand Central Station below.
Edgetech managing director Chris Alderson said: “Edgetech spacers have been used in landmark buildings all around the world. It’s hugely gratifying to see our products incorporated in outstanding projects as a permanent part of the New York skyline, and with them, these iconic buildings will go on to offer exceptional performance for decades to come.”