Curtain Wall New York

A relatively thin, architectural layer of material set onto the exterior of a building is known as a curtain wall. This framing of buildings has historically been comprised of glass or metal panels. Following WWII, aluminum became more widely used as supply increased.

Notable New York curtain walls

Seagram Building

This New York City skyscraper in downtown Manhattan was designed by a German architect and constructed in 1958. Headquarters for the Seagram Liquor Company, this building represented modernist ideals from Europe. The office building has a steel skeleton frame with tinted glass and bronze for the curtain wall. Quite impressive. And there is a waterfall fountain out front. Even better.

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