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Spectacular, Commanding Views! Xchange
Spectacular, Commanding Views! — that was the pronouncement at last week’s Topping Out Ceremony held at Atlantic Real Estate Development Corp’s new Waterside at XCHANGE in the New Jersey Meadowlands. And those views of the Manhattan skyline and Hudson & Hackensack Rivers will not be limited to people standing on the roof! Thanks to high-energy-efficiency window walls (UW-5275) manufactured locally by Northern Architectural Systems of Teterboro, NJ, every resident will have unobstructed wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling scenery.
115 Delancey (Essex Crossing 2)
Essex Crossing 2
New York, NY
115 Delancey St., New York, NY 10002
UUC-82 SSG Curtain Wall
‘Waterside At Xchange’ Reaches Pinnacle
Northern Architectural Systems is proud to be supplying the building envelope for the Xchange Project in Secaucus.
Construction on a new 25-story residence, called “Waterside at Xchange,” has reached its top floors over Secaucus, New Jersey and is also known as Building G. This is the tallest component in a number of completed and neighboring residential developments that make up the Xchange at Secaucus Junction complex
Transparency in Coverage
This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.
32 Oakland Topping Out
Northern Architectural Systems is proudly providing our 1600 Series Casement and Fixed window for the 32 Oakland Project in Jersey City.
Construction is nearing topping out on 32 Oakland Avenue, a 15-story residential building in Jersey City, New Jersey. Designed by Michels & Waldron Associates, the 446,917-square-foot structure will yield 297 residential units and 58,266 square feet of office space spread over two floors, as well as an automated parking garage with a capacity of 181 vehicles. The property is rising from a large plot at the corner of Oakland Avenue and Washburn Street. Read More…
MdeAS concludes 410 10th Ave. redevelopment project for SL Green Realty Corp.
Manhattan, NY MdeAS, a New York-based architecture firm known for modern design and focus on redefining class A buildings, interiors, and public spaces, announced the completion of the full redevelopment of 410 10th Ave., a 640,000 s/f, 20-story office tower in the Midtown West neighborhood.
MdeAS was retained by SL Green Realty Corp. to manage and carry out a full suite of work for the project, including a lobby relocation, addition of an adjacent garden, updated retail storefronts, new windows, and full façade restoration, as well as a refresh of the office floors. During construction, the building was purchased by 601W Companies, but the project continued to be led by SL Green until completion.
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Occupancy Begins For 77 Charlton Street In Hudson Square, Manhattan
Occupancy has begun for 77 Charlton, a new condominium building at 77 Charlton Street in Hudson Square, Manhattan. Designed by S9 Architecture and developed by Toll Brothers City Living, the property comprises two 15-story volumes, each set above a private courtyard, and yields 164 units available in studio to three-bedroom layouts. Select homes also include private outdoor space. Read more here.
Northern Architectural Systems is proud to have manufactured our 7960 Series Inswing Casements for this project.
20 years in the making, 11 Greene Street launches leasing on rare Soho rentals
Northern Architectural Systems manufactured custom Schüco windows for this exciting project.
New construction at 11 Greene Street on the corner of Greene Street and Canal Street has been in the works since 2001, but the market downturn and design rejection slowed the process. However, things significantly picked up after newcomer Arch Companies took over the project from Thor Equities and secured a $45 million construction loan in March 2018.
It took some time for the prolific Gene Kaufman‘s design to pass muster with the Landmarks Preservation Commission (“Landmarks”), but the approved design pays tribute to historic Soho architecture – the Canal Street façade has corbelled detailing and large windows, and the Greene Street façade features a trabeated metal system and intricate structural configuration of space. Leasing has recently launched on the apartments inside. Read more here.
Cedar Bridge Retail
Cedar bride retail
SB-200 Entrance Door
Northern Architectural Systems
One Wall Street’s Residential Conversion And Addition Continues
Work is progressing on the residential conversion and retail addition on the 90-year-old One Wall Street in the Financial District. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Macklowe Properties, the projected $1.5 billion undertaking is poised to be the largest office-to-condominium conversion in New York City history. When complete, the 654-foot-tall property will yield a total of 566 residential units with sales handled and marketed by Compass, as well as a 44,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market and a Life Time fitness center on the lower levels. Read more here.
Image Credit: Michael Young
SLGreen Sells 410 Tenth (460 West 34th) for $953M
Operable Inswing casements, Series 7960, were supplied with some of the largest windows almost 5ft x 10ft.Read More here
image credit: MdeAS
HERO LIC (24-16 QPS)
HERO LIC (24-16 QPS)
Long Island City, NY
24-16 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY 11101
4500 Series Window Wall
7000 Series Casement
Northern Architectural Systems
New York, NY
3333 Broadway, New York, NY
1600 Series Fixed
1600 Series Casement
Northern was selected to replace over 7,500
Double Hung Windows with 1600 Series Casement
and Fixed in this large multi-family residential property
Northern Architectural Systems
Progress Continues On One Wall Street’s Addition And Conversion In The Financial District
Northern Architectural Systems, Inc. is proud to be part of the redevelopment of One Wall Street. Having manufactured and supplied the undulating curtain wall.
Exterior work is moving along on the residential conversion and retail addition at One Wall Street in the Financial District. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Macklowe Properties, the projected $1.5 billion undertaking is the largest office-to-condominium conversion in New York City history. Read More
HERO LIC Completed at 24-16 Queens Plaza South
Construction is complete at Hero LIC, a 22-story condominium building at 24-16 Queens Plaza South in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Woods Bagot Architects and developed by Silverback Development, the 284-foot-tall tower features a striking Art-Moderne design and contains a mix of studios, one-, and two-bedroom layouts, many of which offer private balconies. The Serhant Team at Nest Seekers International is handling the sales and marketing for the 109 units. Read more
410 Tenth Ave / 460 West 34th Street
410 Tenth avenue
460 West 34th Street
New York, NY
410 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY
PROJECT TYPEGut Rehab
McGraw Hill Architect Earns Historic Preservation Excellence Award
Northern Architectural Systems is proud to be part of this historic award, having custom designed and built over 3000 historically accurate aluminum windows
Cosmo Veneziale, Architect, P.L.L.C. has been awarded the 2020 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award for excellence in historic preservation from the New York Landmarks Conservancy.This prestigious honor was bestowed upon Veneziale for the restoration of the McGraw-Hill Building designed by Raymond Hood in 1931. The McGraw- Hill Building is an individual New York City landmark and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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COVID-19 Can’t Derail This Co-op’s Massive Window Job
If you’re looking for a co-op board president who is part pit bull, you couldn’t do better than Jon Prial, a retired IBM executive who is now doggedly leading his 262-unit Manhattan co-op through a massive window-replacement job – undeterred by the coronavirus pandemic.
“This project was years in coming,” says Prial, who has been deeply involved in major capital projects at the co-op, including a boiler installation and elevator replacements, since joining the board in 2013. The aged double-hung windows were leaking air, which contributed to noise and uneven heat in the building. “We learned a lot about windows over the years, and finally last year we decided this is it, we’re going to refinance our mortgage and set money aside for the windows so we don’t have to raise maintenance or do an assessment.” Read the article here (more…)
Golda Och Academy
Golda Och Academy
West Orange, NJ
ADDRESS1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052
SB-300 Entrance Doors
PW-252 Curtain Wall
PHOTO CREDITNorthern Architectural Systems
Silverback Development Launches Sales For Hero LIC
Northern Architectural Systems, Inc. manufactured the windows and wall systems installed at Hero LIC.
In an exclusive reveal, Silverback Development has officially launched sales for Hero LIC, a new condominium building at 24-16 Queens Plaza South in Long Island City, Queens. The Serhant Team at Nest Seekers International will serve as the sales and marketing agent for the property.
Designed by Woods Bagot Architects, Hero LIC features an asymmetrical undulating form that incorporates a series of residential balconies that increasingly cantilever out as the building rises. Beyond making an aesthetic statement, the design helps maximize interior space and views of the surrounding neighborhood. Read More
Façade Of Toll Brothers’ 77 Charlton Condo Development Nears Completion In West SoHo
Construction is nearing completion at 77 Charlton Street, a 161-unit condominium in West SoHo, Manhattan. Referred to as 77 Charlton, the project is designed by S9 Architecture & Engineering and developed by Toll Brothers City Living. Located between Hudson Street and Varick Street, 77 Charlton is actually made up of two 15-story towers that span the width of the parcel from Charlton Street to King Street and share a private courtyard. Condominiums are priced from $995,000 to $5,250,000 and will range from studios to three-bedroom homes. The interiors are designed by INC Architecture & Design. Read the article here
Northern Architectural Helps Greystone Mine Gold in Queens
Manhattan-based Greystone Development has entered the burgeoning Long Island City marketplace with an innovative strategy of adaptive re-use.
Greystone CEO Jeffrey Simpson is preserving an existing 5-story office building and constructing an 18-story tower on top. The end product is a 23-story, 100,000-square-foot residential tower holding 117 rental units and 3,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space, according to Crain’s.
Woods Bagot Architects has a strikingly contemporary design for the property located at 24-16 Queens Plaza South.
The existing structure serves as a podium to the residential components above. There is a respectful transition from the pre-war, masonry facade to a modern, undulating glass exterior. The upper levels are articulated with horizontal bands and accented with curves that peel away from the facade to form outdoor balconies.
Northern Architectural is supporting the concept by designing and fabricating high energy-efficiency windows and walls that greatly reduce street noise. The result – residents will get unparalleled accessibility to services and transportation, along with quiet vistas of the sweeping Queensboro Bridge, as it leaps across the East River & Roosevelt Island towards Billionaires’ Row in Midtown Manhattan.
Northern on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile
Northern Architectural Systems loves to help connect the Past to the Present.
The landmark Allerton Hotel opened in 1924 as a residential “club hotel.” Downtown Chicago during the roaring 20’s saw Michigan Avenue become a chic boulevard of clubs, shops, and hotels as developers sought to transform the area into the Champs Elysées of the United States. The Allerton was one of the first high-rises on North Michigan Avenue. It was designed to cater to single young men moving to large cities for white-collar jobs. In addition to their living quarters, residents could enjoy libraries and lounges, as well as a private dining room, grille room, barbershop, pharmacy, solarium, miniature golf course and gymnasium with squash courts
Murgatroyd & Ogden, the New York architectural firm, designed the building in Northern Italian Renaissance architecture style with pronounced setbacks and towers. The hotel’s red brick exterior was a standout among its gray concrete neighbors.
By the 1940’s, The Allerton established itself as one of the city’s most exciting social hot spots. The Tip Top Tap, a cocktail lounge with striking views of the skyline, became a popular after-hours entertainment spot. A notable sign advertising the lounge has proclaimed its existence for decades even though it closed in 1961. Star performers included Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, and Lucille Ball.
The Allerton underwent extensive renovation in the 1990’s and was designated a historic Chicago landmark.
Now, after its purchase by the Warwick Hotel chain www.warwickhotels.com, the Allerton is again being updated, including windows from Northern Architectural Systems that maintain the original design intent and provide unobstructed views and high energy-efficiency.
If you find yourself in Chicago, stop by the Warwick Allerton Hotel to see its reinvented interior that reflects influences from a classic era translated into a current and modern interpretation. And check out the great views through the Northern windows.
Revetment House joins LeFrak Jersey City Masterplan
Revetment House is the latest collaboration of Northern Architectural Systems and the LeFrak Organization. The preeminent, family-owned property company has dramatically changed the landscape in Jersey City, NJ with a 600-acre master-planned, mixed-use community aptly named Newport.
The Revetment House is a 6 story, a 163-unit building in the Hamilton Park area of Jersey City. It’s the sister building to the Embankment House with both structures sitting atop a historic railroad embankment once operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Northern custom modified its energy-efficient Series 1800 window system to give HLW International the particular look of a retrofit historic warehouse or manufacturing facility. Northern provided over 5,500 fixed, project-in & project-out windows and PTAC grills.
Northern and LeFrak have worked together before including the complete re-skin of the 1960’s LeFrak Tower in Rego Park, Queens which is now known as The Contour.
And the replacement of over 10,000 windows at the Gateway | Battery Park City in lower Manhattan alongside the Hudson River.
2601 Virginia Ave “Boathouse”
Northern replaced hundreds of windows and doors at the Watergate Complex in Washington DC — the infamous location of the Democratic National Committee offices break-in during the Nixon administration.
Now, Northern is helping to rejuvenate the building directly across Virginia Avenue where the Watergate burglars held their stake-out. Built originally in 1972 as a Howard Johnson hotel, revamped into a George Washington University dormitory for 17 years, the building is now being converted for Mixed-Use with 254 apartments and a restaurant & coffee shop on the ground floor, thanks to the foresight of Urban Investment Partners (UIP) and WDG Architecture
“We like adaptive reuse of older buildings,” Washington, D.C.-based UIP Principal Steve Schwat commented. “The location is great, near Georgetown, the river, Rock Creek Park, and Foggy Bottom Metro.” UIP plans to rechristen 2601 Virginia NW — “Boathouse”.
Boathouse amenities will including a sprawling rooftop recreational area with views of the river, a deck, a large swimming pool, fire pits, a gourmet kitchen, and a world-class fitness center, a bike-share program, library, multimedia theater, and 24-hour honor-based convenience store. The building has underground parking for 200 vehicles, bike storage, and care facilities with lockers.
Northern Architectural is designing and manufacturing super sleek, energy-efficient floor-to-ceiling window walls that will transform the dowdy 1970’s façade into a modern sunlight capturing system that is sure to enhance the vibrant lifestyles of its new residents. This adaptive re-use will allow UIP to keep the existing foundation and concrete floors and columns in place — saving time and cost, and dramatically reducing the amount of landfill that would have been created.
Northern and “Architect of the Century” Together Again
Northern is building custom windows for another Ralph Walker classic Art Deco building.
540 Broad Street in Newark, NJ was designed by Walker in 1929 for New Jersey Bell Telephone.
The tower is widely known for its distinctive brick and sandstone facade, much of which is awash in orange light after dark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The façade features massive sandstone figure reliefs representing telephone company workers, such as a lineman, operator, and a repairman.
Inglese Architecture and CetraRuddy have planned the transformation of the 20-story building which will include 260 apartments, a section of which will be affordable, and 60,000 square feet of retail. The design will preserve many of the historic details. “This is an incredible landmark of this city and a national treasure, and we are delighted to help bring it new life,” John Cetra, the founding principal of CetraRuddy, said in a press release.
The architects and L+M Development chose Northern Architectural Systems to provide new high-energy-efficiency windows customized to keep the character of the building. “Northern has a great depth of experience in providing windows for classic buildings designed by Ralph Walker, Raymond Hood and other notable architects” according to Northern CEO, Robert Pecorella. Ralph Walker was named “Architect of the (20th) Century” by the NY Times.
The project is L+M and Prudential’s latest investment in the revitalization of Downtown Newark in partnership with the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group and Citi Community Capital with financing from The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA).
Northern goes to Wall Street
Northern has again been chosen to help rejuvenate a classic building.
One Wall Street, the art deco building originally named The Irving Trust Building is getting a facelift and conversion to apartments and up-scale retail space by Macklowe Properties.
The fifty-story limestone tower holds a distinct and powerful position at the head of Wall Street at the intersection of Broadway – one of the best-known locations in the world. Designed by Ralph Walker and built in 1931, the Historic Districts Council called the building “…undoubtedly one of New York’s masterpieces of architecture…”
Northern has become known for its participation in the renewal of iconic buildings, including the McGraw-Hill Building on West 42nd St and The Daily News Building (both designed by Raymond Hood), and the renewal of the Bush Terminal into Industry City.
SLCE Architects has designed a unique curtainwall that will enhance visibility for the Whole Foods unit of Amazon and retain the classic façade. Northern Architectural engineered and fabricated the system.
LARGEST HISTORIC REHABILITATION MAY BE HAUNTED!
Northern loves helping restore Art Deco buildings. And the old Jersey City Medical Center represented the largest local collection needing rehabilitation. But we were shocked to find out that the 2 million square foot complex might be Haunted! At least that is what was just reported by Jersey Digs.
Northern Architectural Systems provided more than 5,000 custom designed and manufactured windows as part of the adaptive re-use of the 14-acre hospital complex into a mixed-use residential development now known as THE BEACON. Metrovest Equities, along with the help of architects RKT&B and Mark Lipton Associates, and structural engineer GACE Consulting, has executed a deep rehabilitation in accordance with the Secretary of Interior’s Guidelines for Historic Rehabilitation, including rebuilding and restoring the buildings’ entire façades using the strictest of methods and materials and restoring the protected interior spaces.
Perhaps it’s the superior restoration that helps conjure the past. There has been chatter at The Beacon about hearing sounds of shuffling and doors slamming shut. In any case, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Historic Preservation Office awarded an Outstanding Contribution of Excellence Award to the architects and contractors early on in the reconstruction.
The rehabilitation of Jersey City Medical Center into The Beacon represents a massive recycling and adaptive re-use effort of buildings that are listed on both the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places. They are the largest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the state and Northern Architectural Systems is proud to add them to the growing list of historic renovation projects to which we have successfully contributed.
Northern Architectural Systems Named to 2017 FAST 50 COMPANIES List
Northern Architectural Systems, integrated designer and manufacturer of high energy efficiency windows, doors, and wall systems, has again been named to the NJBIZ New Jersey’s FAST FIFTY Companies 2017 list. This is the fifth year that Northern Architectural Systems has received this recognition. NJBIZ, the leading source of business news coverage in New Jersey, publishes the annual list celebrating New Jersey companies that exhibit dynamic growth.
Northern Architectural Systems is known for innovative and customized products used in both new construction and retrofit applications. The Company is a premier producer of long-lasting energy-conserving aluminum windows, doors, wall, and storefront systems that are installed into mid and high-rise residential, commercial, government, and public-use buildings.
Northern is also well-known for its ability to replicate historical landmark windows and doors.
Northern Creates Light Scoop for NY’s Essex Crossing Site 2
Right on the heels of its successful completion of Site 6, Northern Architectural Systems is moving ahead to Essex Crossing Site 2.
Northern is fabricating factory-glazed curtainwall for the 40-foot high wall of glass called the Light Scoop.
SHoP Architects envisioned this as a way to bring outside lighting into the multi-level promenade that will house the Broome Street Garden and Essex Street Market. The concept includes a continuous promenade connecting the Essex Crossing sites with sub-grade tunnels. Hopefully this “Market Line” will become a vibrant urban shopping mecca. For sure, it will become one of the top five largest public markets in the Country with 150,000 square feet of space, according to Rohan Mehra, a principal at Prusik Group, the firm that’s working on the commercial spaces. The Market Line draws inspiration from the world’s great markets, including the Boqueria Market in Barcelona and London’s Borough Market.
The Essex Crossing group of sites is a mega-project on Manhattan’s lower East Side which is, at the same time, a major overhaul and re-anchoring of a classic neighborhood.
Northern Architectural Brings Light to Manhattan East Side Redevelopment
Essex Crossing Site 6 is part of a larger $1.2 billion initiative on the Lower East Side of Manhattan that has become one of the most substantial urban renewal developments in the history of New York City.
Northern Architectural Systems is proud to be part of this mixed-use building that will offer apartment living with a roof-top planted garden along with a New York University Langone Hospital Center and other community services.
Northern was chosen to provide windows and wall systems by the project sponsor, led by L&M Development Partners which has a long history of improving the neighborhoods in which it works.
The entire project, designed by Dattner Architects, will be LEED ND and NYSERDA certified, and comply with Enterprise Green Communities guidelines. In addition, Site 6 anticipates utilizing solar energy via photovoltaic panels on its rooftop.
Overseeing this endeavor, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Northern Window Wall in New Jersey “Crown Jewel “
Spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline can be seen through Northern Architectural Systems window walls at Cliffside Park Towne Centre. The 700,000 square foot mixed use project was called the “Crown Jewel of southern Bergen County” (NJ) by Councilwoman Donna Spoto.
Northern is providing high energy-efficiency window walls that bring “big screen” million-dollar views of Manhattan and surroundings into each of the 314 luxury apartment units.
Northern is also fabricating curtainwall for more than 50,000 square feet of retail and commercial space at the mezzanine levels.
The development, designed by Virgona & Virgona Architects, is a project of James Demetrakis and Fred Daibes of the Towne Centre Urban Renewal Company.
Northern Architectural Helps Castle Village Keep Charm & Get Modern Benefits
Well-known as “an oasis from the bustle of New York City”, yet just steps from the George Washington Bridge, Castle Village is a magnificent 5-building enclave, amidst lush gardens, that sits atop Manhattan’s highest point.
And now, with new noise-reducing windows from Northern Architectural Systems being installed, residents will be even more comfortable while still enjoying magnificent sunsets and panoramic views of the Hudson River valley. Castle Village’s Board, which includes several architects, was charged with maintaining the quality, attention to detail, graciousness, elegance, and spaciousness that have been Castle Village hallmarks going back to its original design by George F. Pelham, Jr. and its construction on the site of Paterno’s Castle. At the time, Castle Village received an Award for Excellence from the American Institute of Architects.
Northern’s design team worked hand-in-hand with Ivan Brice Architecture to create almost 8,000 custom windows that would bring modern energy efficiency, yet hold true to the original architectural concept in fine detail.
“Northern has provided neatly fitted, beveled muntin bars to create simulated divided lite windows in a muted white color that are a faithful match-up to the original windows and Georgian style of the buildings” according to Ivan Brice, principal.
Brice’s office surveyed all apartment units in advance and provides full-time inspection services throughout the installation phase of the work.
Northern Makes NJBIZ List For Fourth Consecutive Year
Northern Building Products, an integrated designer and manufacturer of energy-saving windows, doors, and wall systems has again been named to the NJBIZ New Jersey’s Fifty Fastest Growing Companies of 2010 list. This is the fourth year in a row that Northern Building Products has received this recognition. The Company had earlier been named to the INC 5000 list of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies throughout the United States for both 2009 and 2010.
Northern, and its subsidiary Northern Architectural Systems, are known for their innovative and customized products used in both new construction and retrofit applications. The Company is a premier producer of long-lasting energy-conserving aluminum windows, doors, walls, and storefront systems that are installed into mid and high-rise residential, commercial, government, and public-use buildings. The Company is also a supplier of custom-engineered aluminum framing systems to the solar photovoltaic panel industry.
Northern products are often able to help projects qualify for valuable LEED points from the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The Company’s two strategically located plants (outside of New York City and Albany, NY) are within the 500 mile LEED geographic limit for over one-quarter of the US population; and its energy-saving products can have a high percentage of recyclable and recycled content. Northern ships its products throughout the continental U.S.
Northern Architectural Systems Expands
Northern Architectural Systems, the wall systems subsidiary of Northern Building Products, has completed its move to an 82,000-square-foot plant in Carlstadt, N.J. “This expansion is in response to the growth and expected growth in this part of our market segment,” says vice president of business development Mike Richards. In order to maintain its local presence after the move, Northern also opened a sales and customer service group office in Fultonville, N.Y.“We are excited to bring this operation close to our Teterboro, N.J., headquarters and closer to our home marketplace,” adds president Robert Pecorella.
Northern Architectural Chosen By New York University For Brooklyn Center
Northern’s experience in creating fenestration that can help breathe new life into old buildings made it a natural choice for New York University’s new global center for science, technology & education.
370 Jay Street in Brooklyn, NY is destined to return as a vibrant hub for neighborhood life.
Mitchell – Giurgola Architects designed the renovation around celebrating the building’s original design, prioritizing environmental sustainability, and making a massive reduction in the building’s historical energy footprint.
“New high-efficiency windows with high-performance glazing and optimized sills and shades — along with other elements of a high-performance envelope — will improve energy performance by 26%,” according to NYU.
Originally designed by William E. Haugaard and Andrew J. Thomas, the building was hailed as one of the most important buildings of the post-World War II era and a masterpiece of the Modernist office building genre. Its efficient façade design – which allowed natural light to reach the center of each floor plate – was viewed as a template for public office buildings for decades.
Skanska USA and Atelier Ten, the sustainability consultant, chose Northern Architectural and erector Josloff Glass to provide and install more than 1,000 custom-designed retrofit windows that utilize high-performance Viracon insulating glass.
Northern adapted an ultra-efficient Schuco window system and designed enhanced surrounds and sun shades to reduce glare and, at the same time, introduce natural light deep into the interior spaces.
The project will be LEED Silver compliant or better.
Northern Architectural Provides Sloan Kettering Curtain Wall
Northern Architectural Systems has been tapped to provide the feature curtain wall at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s new state-of-the-art laboratory medicine facility at 327 East 64th St. in New York City.
Northern’s design and engineering teams worked closely with erector M Cohen & Sons and Hunter Roberts Construction Group to realize the centerpiece structure designed by Perkins + Will Architects.
The concept required a series of large glass panels set close to one another with no exterior support or visible framing.
In order to save time, Northern has customized a Schuco standard curtain wall system to meet the design concept. Viracon will provide energy-efficient insulating glass units, each one having a unique two-layer pattern printed inside the insulating airspace.
The 5 foot wide and 11-foot high insulating glass units will be “glued” to the interior aluminum wall structure with special GE Momentive structural silicone at Northern’s wall systems plant in Carlstadt, NJ and trucked directly to the site as completely glazed sections to be hoisted and hung on the front of the building.
The building is expected to receive LEED Gold Certification.
Northern Building Products changes name to Northern Architectural Systems — Launches New Website
Northern Building Products, one of metro New York’s oldest and largest commercial windows, door & wall manufacturers has adopted the name of its subsidiary – Northern Architectural Systems. The name change occurred concurrently with the merging of the two related companies.
Over the last 58 years, Northern has supplied energy-efficient products that helped renew many buildings throughout the Boroughs, including Co-Op City in the Bronx and the revival of Industry City on the Brooklyn waterfront. Currently, Northern is providing historic replica windows to the iconic McGraw-Hill Building on 42nd Street.
“The merger of our operations will make our entire portfolio of windows, doors, curtain & window walls, and storefront & entrance doors available to our customers from a single platform which is increasingly important as the marketplace continues to shift towards single-source manufacturing responsibility” according to VP of Business Development, Mike Richard.
The new Northern Architectural Systems will be headquartered just 7 ½ miles from Columbus Circle, as the crow flies, in Teterboro, NJ. The company will maintain two manufacturing facilities — in Teterboro, NJ, and in Carlstadt, NJ.
“By operating under one unified brand we are building an even stronger, more efficient company that is able to meet the future challenges of our changing industry” states President Robert Pecorella.
Northern has also kicked off a new consolidated website that will help customers understand the full breadth of the company’s energy-efficient fenestration solutions www.northernarchitecturalsystems.com
NORTHERN ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS Chosen For Iconic McGraw-Hill Building in NYC
Diversified fenestration manufacturer Northern Architectural Systems has been chosen to provide over 3,000 custom windows as part of the overall rejuvenation of the iconic McGraw-Hill Building on 42nd Street in Manhattan.
Northern’s design team worked closely with the building architect and the landmark commission to design a new window system that would replicate the original steel Campbell windows in close detail and incorporate high energy efficiency framing and glazing.
The McGraw-Hill Building was one of four New York City building projects designed by renowned architect Raymond Hood. It was given Landmark status because of its “Moderne” style and its unique use of blue-green glazed terra cotta tiles as an exterior façade.
Other Raymond Hood buildings in New York are the Radiator Building, parts of Rockefeller Center, and The Daily News Building which already has windows manufactured by Northern.
“We are very proud and excited to be part of this remarkable restoration project,” said Northern President Robert Pecorella.”It will be a long-lasting testament to the creative talent in our Design Engineering Department and is one more opportunity for Northern to help breathe new life into wonderful buildings that might otherwise fall into disuse & decay.”
Read our latest news on McGraw Hill here
AGC and Northern Celebrate Anniversary and Introduce Super Energy Efficiency
ALPHARETTA, GA – JUNE 27, 2011 – AGC Flat Glass North America (AGC) and Northern Building Products, Inc. of Teterboro, NJ are commemorating their 28th anniversary of doing business together by joining forces and bringing to market super energy efficient aluminum windows and doors. Northern will now offer AGC’s U4 – 4th Surface Technology which will enable Northern products to provide up to a 20% improvement in energy conservation and comfort. The ground-breaking U4 coating is baked right into the glass while it’s still in its molten state at approximately 1100 degrees Fahrenheit. As the glass cools, the coating and the glass become one exceedingly robust glazing. Windows and doors that use U4 glazing will allow smaller, less expensive heating and cooling equipment in buildings. “This is an environmentally responsible decision that people can feel good about choosing,” says Northern President Robert Pecorella.
“AGC has supplied Northern with many millions of square feet of glass during their long relationship. Together we offer long-lasting products that reduce our country’s dependence on foreign oil,” says AGC representative Jill Betters. Coupling with that, AGC and Northern have experienced teams who assure dependable quality and personalized service and are dedicated to making each project successful. By developing new, flexible, and customized products to fit a variety of needs, AGC and Northern are maximizing energy performance and putting our people back to work by creating more jobs during these tough economic times.
Both AGC and Northern are committed to environmental responsibility and energy conservation. Together, they have been supporting super energy efficient renovation for environmental conscientiousness with world-class super energy-efficient products. Both share a dedication to environmental responsibility and energy conservation by developing products that may help projects qualify for valuable LEED points from the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.
Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, AGC Flat Glass North America (formerly AFG) is one of the largest flat glass manufacturers in North America. The company is part of Japan-based Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. – the world leader in glass production. A fully integrated supplier, AGC has 4,300 employees in three major divisions: Primary, Coatings, and Fabrication. Through its three strategic business units, AGC offers one of the industry’s broadest lines of Building Products, Solar Glass, and Automotive Glass. With facilities across North America, AGC has built its success on providing practical solutions for its customers.
Brooklyn’s Bush Terminal Gets a Facelift
Northern Building Products has geared up to Rejuvenate Brooklyn’s Bush Terminal
A diversified manufacturer of energy-efficient windows, doors, and wall systems Northern Building Products of Teterboro, NJ has geared up to help give Bush Terminal in Brooklyn, New York a new lease on life.
The historic complex originally covered over 200 acres and was designed as the first New York intermodal shipping, manufacturing, and warehousing center. Now, re-named Industry City, after completing its first 100 years, the project is being converted to modern uses which hope to mix artistic endeavors with light production.
Engineering staff members from Northern Building Products worked extensively to customize a retrofit window system that could maintain the historic integrity of the buildings while replacing more than 263,000 original panes of glass with high-efficiency insulating glass and insulated frames over three years.
“Sustainable construction techniques and adaptive reuse of existing buildings are cornerstones of environmental responsibility,” according to Northern Executive Vice President, G.M. Desai.
The new windows are expected to reduce energy consumption from heat loss by over 50%. Project owners and engineers, Consulting Associates of New York, chose windows manufactured locally by Northern with high recycled content raw materials, to show their support for green building design and operation.
“Northern is committed to helping our country re-use our existing buildings in order to lessen the amount of construction waste and the demand for energy and natural resources required to build new structures,” says Northern president, Robert Pecorella.
Fifty Fastest Growing Companies 2010
Northern Building Products, integrated designer and manufacturer of energy-saving windows, doors, and wall systems has again been named to the NJBIZ New Jersey’s Fifty Fastest Growing Companies of 2010 list. This is the fourth year in a row that Northern Building Products has received this recognition. The Company had earlier been named to the INC 5000 list of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies throughout the United States for both 2009 and 2010.
Northern, and its subsidiary Northern Architectural Systems, are known for their innovative and customized products used in both new construction and retrofit applications. The Company is a premier producer of long-lasting energy-conserving aluminum windows, doors, walls, and storefront systems which are installed into mid and high-rise residential, commercial, government, and public-use buildings.
The Company is also a supplier of custom-engineered aluminum framing systems to the solar photovoltaic panel industry.
Northern products are often able to help projects qualify for valuable LEED points from the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The Company’s two strategically located plants (outside of New York City and Albany, NY) are within the 500 mile LEED geographic limit for over one-quarter of the US population; and its energy-saving products can have a high percentage of recyclable and recycled content.
Northern ships its products throughout the continental U.S.
Northern Makes Inc 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States for 2010
Northern Building Products, a manufacturer of energy-saving commercial and heavy commercial fenestration systems, has again been named to the INC 5000 list of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies throughout the United States. This is the second year in a row that Northern has been named to the INC 5000 list.
The Company had earlier been named to the NJBIZ Fifty Fastest Growing Companies in New Jersey for 2007, 2008, and 2009. Northern is a premier producer of long-lasting aluminum windows, doors, and wall systems that are installed into mid and high-rise residential, commercial, government, and public-use buildings. Northern ships its products throughout the continental U.S. The Company is known for its innovative and customized products that are used in both new construction and retrofit applications. Northern products are often able to help projects qualify for valuable LEED points from the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The Company’s two strategically located plants (outside New York City and Albany, NY) are within the 500 mile limit for over one-quarter of the US population; and its energy-saving products can have a high percentage of recyclable and recycled content.
“When our insulating products replace old existing windows and doors, they often provide an immediate 100% improvement in energy savings and reduce our carbon footprint. It’s important to make a product that improves the quality of life; not just because of how the product performs, but also in the ways it benefits the people who make them,” says Northern President, Robert Pecorella.
New York Incentives Mean 50 Manufacturing Jobs and a Greener Future for Northern Architectural Systems
Assemblyman Marc Butler welcomed Northern Architectural Systems and 50 jobs to Johnstown, N.Y., April 15, 2010, during an event on-site at the recently opened facility, according to an April 15 release. Butler addressed workers, businesses and guests about the crucial need to foster American manufacturing. His comments immediately preceded the company’s first shipment from the Fulton County facility.
The parent company, Northern Building Products, one of New Jersey’s fastest-growing companies, decided to expand operations of their wall systems subsidiary, because of the promise of economic incentives coupled with the opportunity to provide products to the growing number of buildings getting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified in the New England and Mid-Atlantic Regions.
“We’re excited,” said Robert J. Pecorella, Northern’s president, in the release. “The Empire Zone benefits will really help us to employ even more skilled workers from the area as we grow. Working where you live is a basic tenet of the green movement. Every time we ship out an order going to a LEED project, we demonstrate our commitment and role in the green industry, working with architects to maximize energy performance, regional and recycled content materials and innovation credits as well as putting our most valuable resource – our people – back to work in the heartland.”
Butler reciprocated stating, “We’re excited too. This is a great example of the policies we try to foster in the Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce, and Industry at the New York State Legislature. Green technology is a thriving market and we see many great things for this company,” according to the release.
Providing a different perspective, Northern employee, Al Unger, a 39-year-old father who programs the machines that mill the intricate shapes for exterior walls of a building, stated, “If Northern hadn’t come, I don’t know what I would have done. I wasn’t looking forward to uprooting my family or losing two hours each day because of a commute.”
Keeping people like Unger employed is just one of the reasons that motivate Pecorella. “I started manufacturing insulated windows and doors 32 years ago, after experiencing the 1970’s gasoline crisis,” he said in the release. “It became clear our energy supply was not unlimited. I had to do something to help the situation for the future. Manufacturing has always been the backbone of America’s economy and when our products installed, energy is saved and the carbon footprint is reduced. We make products that improve the quality of life for the end-users and, at the same time, benefit the people who make them. It’s great when the right thing to do is also good business.”
Fifty Fastest Growing Companies of 2009
NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading statewide business newspaper, announced and honored the top fifty businesses that have made significant contributions to the growth, strength and success of New Jersey on the New Jersey’s Fifty Fastest Growing Companies of 2009 list.
Northern Building Products, Inc. has the rank of number 35 on this year’s list. This is the third year in a row that Northern Building Products, Inc. has received this honor.
Northern is a diversified manufacturer of windows, doors & window wall for the mid and hi-rise retrofit and new construction market.
In order to be eligible for nomination, companies needed to show revenue of at least $500,000 in each of the fiscal years ending 2006, 2007, and 2008 and show revenue growth in 2008, as compared to 2006 (a three year period). Eligible companies were to be for-profit entities headquartered in New Jersey. Both dollar and percentage increases were taken into consideration. This ranking formula led to recognition of the 2009 New Jersey’s Fifty Fastest Growing Companies consisting of both large and small companies.
The Top Fifty Fastest Growing Companies are profiled in a special edition issue of NJBIZ. The complete list of honorees is published in ranked order, along with information on each company’s financial growth.
Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies 2009
Northern Building Products, the Teterboro, New Jersey manufacturer of commercial & heavy commercial fenestration products has been named to the 2009 INC 5000 list of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies throughout the United States.
The Company had earlier been named to the NJBIZ Fifty Fastest Growing Companies in New Jersey in both 2008 and 2007.
Northern has been manufacturing energy-efficient windows and doors continuously since 1956. In recent years, Northern expanded its product lines to include Window Wall, Curtain Wall, and Storefront systems.
“Our continued growth in the face of economic obstacles is a testament to our dedicated team members and clients who work together as a family to make each project successful,” says Northern President, Robert Pecorella.
Northern Building Products ships its customized products to projects throughout the continental U.S.
President Speaks at 2008 NYSERDA Annual Confrence
Robert Pecorella, President of Northern was selected to speak at the 2008 Multi-Family Performance Partner Conference presented by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in Saratoga, NY on May 12-13, 2008.
The purpose of the Conference was to expose NYSERDA professional partners to the current state of the art energy-saving technologies. Approximately 250 industry leaders attended.
NSERDA is widely acclaimed for its success in promoting energy-efficient renovation and new construction throughout New York State.
Mr. Pecorella addressed the conference attendees on the topic of energy-efficient fenestration for multi-family, multi-story buildings.
One of the Fifty Fastest Growing Companies in NJ
Northern has recently been named as one of the Fifty Fastest Growing Companies in New Jersey.
The New Jersey Finest Awards Program is run annually by NJBIZ, the leading provider of business news, information, and trends in New Jersey. The awards recognize and identify the state’s most dynamic companies that have made significant contributions to the strength of the New Jersey economy.
Rankings are determined by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, based upon revenue growth over a three-year period.
World’s Largest Housing Co-Op Chooses Aluminum Windows and Doors
When the largest single highrise housing complex decided to buy new windows, they chose aluminum – again.
Co-Op City, located within the Bronx Borough of New York City, is the largest housing complex of it’s kind in the free world. It is home to almost 60,000 residents. The project is so large that it has its own police and fire precincts, four elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school, and three shopping centers. It has over 135,000 windows and terrace doors.
Since its very inception, Co-Op City has had the preservation of America and American values at its core. Ground was broken in 1966 for the project on the site of what had been a historic theme park named Freedomland, USA. The theme park had been shaped like a map of the United States and had rides and exhibits that depicted the history of each area of our great country. Co-Op City was to be an experiment in social housing – the first place in New York State in which blue-collar residents could buy their own apartments and achieve the American dream of homeownership in an area where only apartment rentals had been available previously. (more…)
Northern Awarded Largest Retrofit Window Job in Free World
The Riverbay Board has unanimously approved Northern Building Products as the official manufacturer for Co-op City’s long-awaited fenestration replacement project.
The $57.9 million contract calls for Northern Building Products to manufacture more than 130,000 windows which will be installed by Tindel Replacement Windows, Inc. According to the Riverbay Board, the new, energy-efficient windows from Northern will be welcomed by the Co-op City community. Residents are anxious to have leaky windows in their apartments replaced and the Board looks forward to saving money on energy costs this winter.
The Co-op City retrofit project represents Northern’s largest job to date. The firm is already widely respected across the nation for its high-quality products and personalized service. The successful completion of the Co-op City contract, which will take an estimated 3-1/2 to 4 years, will reinforce Northern Building Products’ reputation as a top firm in the industry.
Lenox Terrace Chooses Northern
Hailed as “Harlem’s Best Address” by The New York Times Magazine, Lenox Terrace stretches across six square city blocks and offers luxurious amenities to residents of its six-building complex. Built in 1958, Lenox Terrace is well known for the prominent local and national politicians, entertainments, and businesspeople who are among its residents.
A tranquil oasis in the heart of Manhattan, Lenox Terrace boasts renovated lobbies and spacious apartments, most with private terraces. The newly-installed sliders manufactured by Northern Building Products look out onto the Lenox Terrace private playground and flower garden, as well as the New York City skyline. This retrofit project consisted of approximately 9,000 windows.
Northern Windows Revitalize Clipper Mill in Baltimore
Streuver Brothers Eccles & Rouse has chosen NORTHERN to help bring this classic building complex back to life. Originally built in 1853, Clipper Mill employed thousands of men in facilities that included an iron foundry, erecting & pattern shops, a melting house, and stables.
The Clipper Mill revitalization will combine the “best of the old with the most efficient of the new”. Clipper Mill will be re-created as an urban corporate campus and up-scale residential community.
Northern Chosen For Historic Louisville, KY Hotel Project
The Brown Hotel, on the “magic corner” of Fourth Avenue and Broadway in Louisville, is one of the city’s most beloved historic landmarks. Since its opening in 1923, the Brown Hotel has been a cornerstone of countless historic events, including the Great Flood of 1937. The hotel is well known for its gracious southern hospitality and elegant ambiance.
Through meticulous restoration work, the owners of the Brown have sought to recapture the former elegance of the building. In early 2003, Northern Building Products manufactured 1,300 windows to retrofit the exterior of the Brown.
Northern Acquires Repco
Northern Building Products has purchased the commercial and heavy commercial product lines of REPCO (Replacement Products Industries Corp.).
NORTHERN will merge the REPCO products with its own diverse product lines that already include hung, sliding, projected, casement, and tilt & turn windows and sliding and terrace doors. “Although NORTHERN already has a wide variety of products ranging from Commercial to Architectural grades, the REPCO products will provide additional depth,” said Robert Pecorella, NORTHERN’s president.
NORTHERN specializes in mid and hi-rise retrofit and new construction fenestration. The REPCO name — over 30 years old — will give additional recognition and penetration into the Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC markets. “Our purchase of the product lines and the REPCO name will assure the continued availability of pre-approved windows for historical preservation in these markets” Pecorella commented.
High-Rise Low Risk
“We started using swiggle Seal in 1985. Since then, we have supplied many high profile projects – some of them having thousands of IG units in a single building – all with outstanding field performance.
Swiggle Seal has stood the test of time against high wind loads, structural loading, and the pumping action present in the big city high-rise structures. The Swiggle Seal Insulating Glass System has allowed us to increase our productivity substantially while giving us control of a previously complicated aspect of our business.
It’s a totally painless all-in-one IG system which comes to us from a single source, We can change space sizes with ease and produce over 16 large commercial size units per man-hour. Swiggle Seal takes the risk out of IG seal failure and allows us to concentrate fully on what we do best… manufacturing high-quality windows and doors for the mid to high-rise building industry. ”
– Robert Pecorella, President
Northern Architectural Systems
Northern to the Rescue
Northern Building Products, an integrated designer and manufacturer of commercial and heavy-commercial fenestration systems has successfully completed the New York City high-rise tower known as 750 Sixth Avenue.
Turner Construction and Albanese Development chose Northern to complete the 27-story building after the original manufacturer defaulted and declared bankruptcy.
The project had been stalled for over three months when Northern stepped in to finish the remaining 60% of the job. Only FOUR weeks elapsed from the date of the initial contract to the date that all custom-designed and manufactured windows were delivered on-site.
Northern Selected for Warbasse Housing
Northern Building Products, a producer of commercial and heavy-commercial fenestration systems has been selected as the manufacturer for Warbasse Housing in Brooklyn, New York.
Over 14,000 high-performance windows and terrace doors will be fabricated over the next several months to complete the project.
Northern was chosen based upon its proven ability to produce specialty windows on tight schedules. In this case, the products were chosen with special regard to the requirements of these high-rise buildings which are on the Atlantic shoreline and also in the flight path to New York City’s largest airport.