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Austrian glass for the highest tower in New York

November 26, 2012

The Austrian company Eckelt delivers the glass façade for new residential skyscraper

A new residential building is rising at the upper end of New York`s skyline. Located on the corner of 56th and Park Avenues, this slender building, which almost looks fragile, will be 420 meters high (approx. 1,377 feet). This is 3 meters higher than the 417 high former World Trade Center (541 meters with antenna).

For this mammoth international project, the Upper Austrian firm Eckelt was selected to provide large energy efficient glass panes, beating out local and international competition. Their aesthetic design and smooth seams allow for increased daylight and unique panoramic views. Key to their success was Eckelt´s willingness to make special investments and modify their manufacturing capabilities to produce their uniquely insulated and coated glass to the dimensions of 3.3 x 8 meters. 

Large energy efficient panes are a global trend which position Eckelt on the leading edge of the international market for exclusive and high performance glass facades.

After a series of prestige projects in Paris, Rome and St. Petersburg, Eckelt continues to conquer the North American market. Other projects in the US include: 7 World Trade Center and TKTS ticket office (both in New York City) as well as General Motors in Detroit.