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Crystal Window & Door supplies fenestration for Rockefeller University LEED restoration project

Post Time:Aug 31,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:153

Crystal Window & Door Systems, Flushing, N.Y.,recently supplied several hundred large heavy-commercial aluminum windows for the major restoration of an historic building at Rockefeller University in Manhattan, according to an Aug. 30 release. The window replacement at the 80-year-old neo-classical-style Smith Hall is part of ongoing work that also involves the restoration of an adjacent building and the construction of a “bridging” building to join the two into a new Collaborative Research Center.The Rockefeller University CRC project is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and is pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED NC 2.2) certification.

Rockefeller University is a post-graduate medical research facility located on York Avenue, on Manhattan’s East Side. Smith Hall is an eight-level building housing laboratory space and is situated in the northeast corner of the 14-acre campus.The construction manager for the Smith Hall restoration is Turner Construction.

“We are pleased that Crystal products were used in this renowned project,” said Vincent Grieco, Crystal’s New York Metro sales manager, in the release.“Our energy efficient windows manufactured here in New York City with high-recycled content aluminum aid projects seeking to accrue LEED certification credits.Also, our ability to produce large-size institutional building windows with panning systems helps owners and architects maintain a building’s original exterior appearance.”

“The project at Rockefeller University is the latest demonstration of Crystal’s ability to supply window products from its broad line to meet architects’ designs and provide major historic and landmarked buildings with modern, energy efficient windows,” Grieco said. Crystal has provided window systems for many other New York City historic projects; and others around the nation.A recent notable project was The BankNote Building landmark redevelopment in the Bronx, which required large custom arch windows, expanded glazing pockets for historically accurate applied grids, and narrow frames.

Crystal supplied Rockefeller University’s Smith Hall project with 300 heavy-commercial rated Series 6000 double-hung aluminum windows. The Series 6000 has an AAMA rating of H-HC65 and features heavy-duty thermally broken 4 ?-inch frames and 1-inch insulating glass units with special glazing for superior energy efficiency.The project windows were tall, with some exceeding 8 ? feet in height.Special ultra-lift balances were included to aid in operating such large sashes.Crystal also provided historic panning to facilitate the installations and preserve the building’s original window appearance. All the windows and panning systems were finished with a high-performance historic “Galapagos Green” color 70 percentKynar paint meeting AAMA 2605 specifications for durability, according to the release.

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