Over the years Olde Good Things’ salvage team has had the privilege of reclaiming windows from legendary and iconic buildings, to create masterpieces that feature in future-facing spaces in homes, offices and commercial environments. The Flatiron Building’s copper clad windows are among our favorites.
As the largest architectural salvage company in the United States, Olde Good Glass is proud to offer the widest range of unique corrugated chicken wire glass for your vintage building needs.
The History of the Building
Designed by Daniel Burnham, the Flatiron Building is named after its resemblance to a clothing iron. Its unique triangular shape and built on a steel framework and rises up 22 stories, above its landmark address, at the convergence of Broadway, 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
When it was built in 1902, it was one of the city’s tallest buildings, and was later named a New York City Landmark in 1966. Its familiar wedge shape has made it a recognizable feature of the city.
During its most recent renovation several years ago Olde Good Things reclaimed its copper windows, an integral element of the building’s iconic exterior. These historic windows are now available for purchase, exclusively through Olde Good Things.
Cladded Copper Windows
All of the Flatiron Building’s copper windows are cladded, and the cladding is a warm, rich copper color. This creates a contrast with the glossiness of the glass. The windows are available in various sizes and will be custom prepared according to your specifications.
The windows can be bought or in their current state, or they can be cleaned, stripped or hand silvered, depending on your particular needs.
The cladded copper windows can be used as windows or as mirrors once they have been silvered. They add a nostalgic touch to contemporary décor, and an appropriate complement to more traditional design. Please contact us should you require more information on different types of vintage glass to complement copper windows.
Our clients have used Flatiron Building copper windows effectively in offices, hotels, salons and homes. While they were created originally for exterior use, several of our clients have used them as indoor decor elements, for a highly impressive effect.
Please contact us directly for pricing on individual pieces.