Wall Street Journal article: Experts say terra-cotta is making a comeback as condominium buyers gravitate toward a more traditional aesthetic in what some are dubbing a “backlash” against all-glass towers.
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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.
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.
Take a walking tour of Chelsea to see some completed Boston Valley facades and ones that are currently in progress. Take a break from the AIA and step out onto the High Line.
Boston Valley has been working alongside architects, building owners, & contractors to manufacture architectural terra cotta for 21st-century construction. All around NYC you can see projects that have already been completed, or ones that are currently in progress.
The FDNY’s Rescue Company 2 three-story structure has topped out and will soon be accented by red glazed terra cotta, manufactured by Boston Valley Terra Cotta.
Boston Valley has been manufacturing the terra cotta for One Vanderbilt, soon to be the tallest office tower in Midtown Manhattan.