Window Wall Design

The Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York

The Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City is a project we are particularly proud of.

Not only of its historical significance, but also because it is one of the first projects that our Façade Engineering office worked for.

Located in one of the most prestigious addresses in the world -250, 5th Avenue NY- is a Gilded Age landmark reimaged as a luxury hotel that unveils bold new ways of looking at the world.
The Fifth Avenue Hotel was first built in 1859 and quickly became the social, cultural and political hub of New York.
Originally constructed of brick and white marble, stood at five stories over a commercial ground floor. It was the first example of Otis Tufts’ “vertical screw railway”, the first passenger elevator installed in a hotel in the United States.
The hotel by late 1800s employed 400 servants, offered private bathrooms (an unprecedented amenity at the time) and ran advertisements featuring a fireplace in every room. The hotel was host to numerous notable guests, both foreign and domestic, and was for a time, the most exclusive hotel in the city and the center of social life for elite New Yorkers.

SKYLINE FACADES has proudly designed the Window Wall system for the renovation of this project and delivered Concept Design and Shop Drawings for the building envelope.

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