Visitors to the World’s Most Famous Building now have the best views of New York City, thanks to a floor-to-ceiling glass encapsulated observatory on the 102nd floor. As a part of the iconic building’s renovations, a custom-made modernized glass elevator now helps Observatory visitors get their first glimpse of the stunning city. Technical Glass Products’ (TGP) Fireframes® Curtainwall Series fire-rated frames and Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-rated glass form an interior elevator surround that preserves these brilliant views while also providing critical fire protection. The fire-rated curtain wall system further pushes code-driven design with its custom wrapped corners and stainless steel cladding. The frames and corners were provided by TGP and then clad in stainless steel by the metal/glass contractor, creating a system that blends seamlessly with the interior aesthetic of the World’s Most Famous Building. Large, clear panes of fire-rated glass maintain purity of view.
Empire State Building, Observation Deck
New York, NY
Corgan Associates Architects