Skyline Windows Project Receives
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award
April 28, 2011
The Knox Building at 452 Fifth Avenue in New York was among a dozen winners to receive the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, the New York Landmarks Conservancy's highest honors for outstanding preservation efforts, and features energy-efficient windows provided by Skyline Windows. The awards were presented at a ceremony at the Church of St. Francis Xavier on April 27, 2011.
Project architect Platt Byard Dovell White approached Skyline Windows with a challenge to install modern, energy-efficient, double-glazed windows, while restoring the Knox Building's original look, which featured massive single pane windows from the 1930s.
"This meant we had to duplicate the size and the narrow site-lines of the original windows while supporting twice as much weight," says Ian Carlevarini, Skyline's project manager. "At the same time, the windows had to be operable for cleaning the exterior glass surface from inside the building because the French mansard roof would not support the use of a hanging scaffold."
According to the Conservancy, the awards are given to projects that demonstrate excellence in the restoration, preservation, or adaptive use of historic buildings, streetscapes, and landscapes that preserve commercial, residential, institutional, religious, and public buildings. Only projects substantially completed during 2010 and located within the five boroughs of New York City were considered.
"Being part of a team to receive such a distinguished honor is a privilege," says Richard Apfel, president of Skyline Windows.