39–41 West 23rd in NYC Features a Bright White & Metallic Brown Glaze Combination

39–41 West 23rd Street is a new building currently under construction in New York City’s Flatiron District. The architects at COOKFOX have designed a cutting edge residential building in the midst of many historic buildings, an area that is synonymous with New York’s architectural identity. The 22-story apartment building will feature 38 units and a 50 space parking garage. The first 9 floors are the base of the building, the remaining 13 floors rise in a cantilevered section facing outward and beyond the neighboring buildings, providing an unforgettable view of the area.

Boston Valley Terra Cotta has been manufacturing the units for the building’s terra cotta facade. The glaze combination features a soft, yet luminous white glaze alongside a metallic, brown glaze on the TerraClad rainscreen. Below are images of the in-factory mockup to test the fit and alignment of the pieces as part of our quality control procedures. The terra cotta facade is also shown mocked up outdoors to test the way the glazes appear in natural light.

 

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An in factory mockup of 39–41 West 23rd to test the alignment of the terra cotta units.

 

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A detail of the metallic brown glazed terra cotta.

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The mockup is placed outdoors to see how the glaze appears in natural light.