Tiffany Gallery Glass Staircase

Structural Designer

GL&SS - Glass Light and Special Structures

Client Name

New York Historical Society

Location

New York City, United States of America

PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR
Clifford Chapman Staircase

ARCHITECT
Eva Jiricna Architects-Eva Jiricna, Duncan Webster, Georgina Papathanasiou

GLASS MANUFACTURER
Trend Marine

LIGHTING DESIGNER
DPA Lightning - David Moore

STRUCTURAL CONSULTANT
Glass Light and Special Structures Limited – Tim Macfarlane, Marco Rossi, Irene Fava
 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

A glass staircase and curved glass balustrade have been proposed as a central feature for a new gallery to house the collection of Tiffany Lamps bequeathed to the New York Historical Society. The single flight is gently curved on plan with each tread supported on cantilever glass fins. The treads and fins are laminated from heat strengthened glass and the stainless-steel connectors have been designed complement the minimal design aesthetic.

Judge's comment:

TBC