Terra Cotta Walking tour of New York City

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Boston Valley Terra Cotta has been working alongside architects, building owners, and contractors to manufacture terra cotta facades for restorations and new construction in New York City for over 30 years.

Historically, architectural terra cotta became a popular building material between the late 1800’s and 1930’s due to it’s lightweight and fire resistant characteristics and the almost limitless ability to be ornamentally molded. While many new products for cladding a façade have been introduced to the construction industry in the years since terra cotta had its hey-day, few have come to surpass terra cotta in longevity, aesthetics, and sustainability. Terra cotta continues to be a material of choice for many designers because of its malleability with regard to shape and texture, its abundance of finish options, its compatibility with other building products, as well as its ability to withstand severe climates both for freeze-thaw and UV resistance.

There are countless buildings in New York City, both old and new, clad in terra cotta. Below are the numerous projects Boston Valley has had the pleasure of working on.

Recent #TerraCottaNYC Blog Posts

The Talk of the Town: MKCA's Upper East Side Townhouse Wins Multiple Awards

The renovation of the Upper East Side Townhouse – designed by MKCA, Michael K. Chen Architecture – pushes the boundaries of architectural terra cotta in this innovative restoration.

#TerraCottaNYC Flatiron District Walking Tour

Head to the Flatiron District to catch a glimpse of some unique high-end residential buildings being clad in terra cotta. Start your tour at the corner of 6th Avenue and 23rd Street.

#TerraCottaNYC Midtown Walking Tour

Today, tackle some tall structures soon to be accentuated by terra cotta in Midtown. If you’re coming from the Javits Convention Center, you can easily hop on public transportation to head down West 42nd Street to get closer to the start of this walking tour.