Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A 1928 Icon gets a new life - and look!

140 West Street, NYC

 Lampworks is proud to have made the exterior Deco light fixtures for the landmark skyscraper, 140 West Street, formerly known as the Barclay-Vesey Building, designed to house New York Telephone’s Headquarters.     

Completed in 1927 with room for 6,000 employees, its lobby has 22-foot-high ceilings and features murals depicting the history of communication.  The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission said the building was a "pivotal structure in the history of skyscraper architecture."  


The new entrance is at 100 Barclay Street.  Lampworks’ wall lights illuminate three sides, and twelve hanging lanterns will be installed along the Guastavino-vaulted pedestrian arcade across from the Freedom Tower, to illuminate luxury retail shops