New York icons revitalised

High-performance Super Spacer T-Spacer SG from Edgetech has helped revitalise three historic features of the New York skyline.

660 Fifth Avenue, Two Bryant Park and the Summit at One Vanderbilt have all undergone extensive refurbishment work involving the Edgetech technology.

Built in 1957 on the site of a mansion designed for multimillionaire William H. Vanderbilt, the first of this trio of Manhattan landmarks has received 2,000 panes of glass as part of its dramatic renovation.

Glass manufacturer, AGC Interpane, supplied around 25,000m2 of insulating glass, equipped with 20mm T-Spacer SG, for use on the 39-storey tower.

Two Bryant Park is even older – 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.

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Also supplied by AGC Interpane, the project received 9,000m2 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, 427m 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 33m, home to a digital art installation, a restaurant, and the glazed elevators that rise from the city’s iconic Grand Central Station below.

Super Spacer T-Spacer SG is a metal-free, silicone-based warm edge spacer made of structural foam with integrated desiccant, that’s been designed for the toughest commercial applications.

On demanding glazing projects using extra-large glass panes, its durable edge seal is said to guarantee decades of exceptional performance and stability.

Edgetech managing director, Chris Alderson, commented: “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.”