Graham Helps With Dramatic Transformation of Building 128, Brooklyn Navy Yard

August 18, 2017

Maurice Benor, Graham’s New York sales rep, remembers seeing Building 128 for the first time.

This entirely glass-clad building, which Marvel Architects says was “once a stunning cathedral to ship manufacture,” had fallen into steep decline.

“The building was totally dilapidated,” Maurice recalls. “It was almost gone. It was literally rotting away – it was just a skeleton. When we started the job there were no points to measure off. There was nothing there, no knee walls, there was hardly anything.”

Incredibly enough, it recently reopened as the multidisciplinary New Lab innovation hub, yet another step forward in the evolution of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The green research and manufacturing center preserves the structure of the grand historic hangar, where long ago, according to Benor, ships were built, or drydocked and refurbished.

And it’s still covered in glass, thanks to Graham Architectural Products. The LEED-certified project, which also included the adjacent Building 28, features 1,105 of Graham’s 6700 Series windows, 882 fixed and 223 awning.

The building houses 80 companies in its 84,000 square feet of offices, laboratories, and other industrial facilities.

Learn more about the Graham products used on this project by contacting Bruce Croak, Graham’s marketing manager or Maurice Benor, our NY sales rep.



Graham Windows Installed in Another UT Residence Hall

August 4, 2017

The 2017 spring semester brought the opening of Stokely Hall, the third new University of Tennessee (UT) residence hall to open within the last academic year. Located at the corner of Lake Loudoun and Volunteer boulevards in Knoxville, it houses 684 students.  The building is on the site of the former Gibbs Hall and the …

Brooklyn’s Navy Green Earns Urban Land Institute Honors

July 18, 2017

The multi-phase, mixed-use new residential development in Brooklyn, NY, has already been recognized as the first LEED for Neighborhood Development-certified project in the state of New York. More recently, Navy Green received a 2017 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Award for Excellence in Development.
And Graham windows are all over Navy Green.
According to the Urban …

High End Apartment Complex Features Graham Windows

July 7, 2017

Roebling Lofts, erected in 1917, is the former home of the Clark Street Rope Shop, one of seven buildings that once comprised John A. Roebling’s Sons Company. Through his company, Roebling, the designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, supplied steel wire used in the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as other applications, such as The Spirit …

Graham Brings Light to a “Concrete Block” in Brooklyn

June 27, 2017

It’s easy to take for granted the contribution windows make to the urban landscape … until you encounter a structure like Building 77 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Opened in 1942, Building 77 stood for decades as, in the words of one website, a “gargantuan 16-story concrete block.” Windowless in 11 of its 16 stories, …

Graham Helps Yet Another Project Receive Awards

June 20, 2017

Recently, Lane Tech College Prep High School was celebrated for its significant transformation. Tyler Lane Construction and the entire Lane Tech project team accepted not one, but two coveted awards, receiving the Owner’s Choice Award and the Rehab Construction Award at the annual Chicago Building Congress (CBC) Merit Awards.
Lane Tech College Prep High School, …

Arthur J. Gallagher Receives ASA Chicago’s Outstanding Project Award

June 9, 2017

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the country’s fourth-largest commercial insurance broker, recently completed the renovation of a 10-story, 300,000 sq. foot structure to serve as its new global corporate headquarters at 2850 Golf Road in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
Graham Architectural Products – Curtain Wall Division played a key role in the modernization of the Arthur …

GAP Brings Energy Efficiency and Blast Mitigation to West Point Project

June 2, 2017

Photo Credit: US Army Corps of Engineers – Photographer Daniel Desmet
The brand new, six-story Davis Barracks at West Point features a modern, energy efficient design that, according to one source, will save taxpayers $44,000 annually. And since it stands at West Point and is an Army Corps of Engineers-sanctioned job, it meets ATFP (Anti-Terrorism …

Graham Overcomes Tall Challenge in Columbus, Ohio

May 24, 2017

While there are often tall challenges in historic window replication, few are taller than the 13 windows Graham Architectural Products encountered during a restoration of the former Barrett School, Columbus, Ohio.
While they represented a small portion of Graham’s 261-window assignment, they provided a big test for Graham’s engineering department.
Not only were they each …

Cable Mills Receives Prestigious Award From Preservation Massachusetts

May 12, 2017

Cable Mills Apartments, the Graham project that according to one reporter, “turn(ed) a decrepit hulk of a mill into 61 luxury housing units,” was honored last week by Preservation Massachusetts.
The transformation was so remarkable, Preservation Massachusetts recognized Cable Mills Apartments as the award winner for Biggest Impact Rural/Suburban.
Graham played a key role in …