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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.

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BKSK Architects, Madison Realty Capital, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, TerraClad®, Vertical fins, architectural terra cotta

Installation of the TerraClad® Wall at 688 Broadway, 1 Great Jones Alley Nears Completion

Great progress has been made on the construction of 688 Broadway, also known as 1 Great Jones Alley.
363 Lafayette, Morris Adjmi Architects, New York City Architecture, Boston Valley Terra cotta, Custom glaze, extrusion

Morris Adjmi's 363 Lafayette featured in the Architect's Newspaper

Boston Valley Terra Cotta manufactured the components for 363 Lafayette's unique facade. The units of the terra cotta frieze were extruded and the projections were modified in the finishing department. A dark grey matte terra cotta glaze application highlights the simple geometric pattern.

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.