In the heart of NYC’s hip, commercial meatpacking district rises Restoration Hardware’s beautiful new retail and hospitality concept - RH New York, The Gallery in the Historic Meatpacking District. A focal point of the project is a six-story, sky lit elevator system in the building’s central atrium. To achieve its stunning glass aesthetic while meeting strict fire and life safety codes, Backen & Gillam Architects selected a two-hour fire-rated glass and framing system from Technical Glass Products. The system combines slender Fireframes® Aluminum Series fire-rated frames with Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-rated glass to provide transparent compartmentation. Its custom H-channel cover caps match the color of surrounding framing systems, creating a high-performance elevator system that aligns with the store’s trademark style.
RH New York, The Gallery in the Historic Meatpacking District
New York, NY
James Gillam of Backen & Gillam Architects