EXTERIOR RESTORATION & WINDOW REPLACEMENT

509-523 EAST 77TH STREET AND 508-522 EAST 78TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY

 

Type: 

Replacement of over 1200 deteriorated wood windows at this complex of four buildings originally constructed as tenement housing for families with tuberculosis (originally The Shively Sanitary Tenements, Henry Atterbury Smith, 1911). The complex is an individually designated New York City Landmark.

Scope: 

The original wood windows at the Cherokee are a crucial feature of the complex. The large multi-light double and triple hung windows were designed to maximize exposure to fresh air for the families living with the scourge of tuberculosis. The 101-year-old windows had suffered in the extreme New York City climate and were in a severely deteriorated condition. The project work consisted of drawing and specifying new custom wood windows that would meet the functional and aesthetic requirements of the Client as well as the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Through a process of sample and mock up installation, the design of the replacement windows was fine-tuned. Installation was completed in 2013.

Owner: Century Management, 440 9th Avenue,15th Floor, New York, NY

Budget: Withheld.

Awards: Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts Restoration Award, 2014

The New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America Preservation Award, 2014