July 2014

In Lieu of Halos

by Don Friedman on July 31, 2014

What more could our angels at 150 Nassau Street need? Orbs on top of their heads.

Current installation, from the roof looking out:

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Unfortunately, we have not been able to find a lot of information about the original design of the orbs. The Rambusch replicas look great but are based on some distant pictures:

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The Past Is A Foreign Country

July 30, 2014

We are working on a project in  an 1890s apartment building where part of the scope is changing the windows in the penthouse. Most of the building has very heavy brick and stone exterior walls, but the penthouse (which may have been built later) has walls that are mostly terra-cotta block. There is a large steel […]

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The Langham Wins a Lucy Moses Award

July 10, 2014

We are proud – despite this post being written a little bit late – to have assisted Thomas A. Fenniman Architects and the rest of the team on the facade restoration of the Langham Apartments. The facade has shown up here before, although not necessarily in a recognizable form.

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Careful Spacing

July 2, 2014

I really admire the work of this sign painter. He squeezed nine words into the small pieces of wall available  between the windows and the sawtooth roof and still made it legible and readable. Sure, “M’F’G” for manufacturing and “M’F’RS” for manufacturers are non-standard abbreviations, but they make perfect sense in context. In discussing old […]

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