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Renovated Elevator Cabs at Rockefeller Plaza Feature Bronze Extrusions

Renovated Elevator Cabs at Rockefeller Plaza Feature Bronze Extrusions

Bronze Extrusions in Elevator Cabs at Rockefeller PlazaMAC Metals helped complete a renovation project of elevator cabs for Bank A and C at Rockefeller Plaza by providing bronze extrusions to the facility. The extrusions were featured throughout the elevator cabs and brought a classy touch to the building, adding to the atmosphere the plaza brings. Here we will share specifics on the project along with the needs of Rockefeller Plaza and some pictures.

Owner:
Tishman Speyer, NY, NY.

Architects:
Moed de Arman & Shannon, NY, NY.

Elevator Contractor:
National Elevator Cab and Door Corp.

Metal Bending Contractor:
Rimac Metals Curving Specialists, Ontario, CANADA

Bronze Extrusions:
Mac Metals, Kearny, NJ. 

6 inch wide saw-tooth extrusion

Mac Metals creates wide saw-tooth extrusions. This extrusion was used for the Rockefeller Plaza.

Two custom bronze extrusions were created to form the grill, or molding wrapping the top of each cab.  Leaded Muntz (C37000) was selected for both bending criteria and color match.  Muntz metal sheet, extruded handrail and molding completed the metal trim components.  The millwork was made of Sapele Pommele veneer panels. 

Bronze Extrusions at Rockefeller Plaza

National Elevator Cab and Door Corporation supplies top quality elevator cabs and entrances to the country’s major elevator companies, independent elevator companies and property owners for both new construction and modernization of their elevators.

National has been a long-time supplier to all of the elevator industry’s major companies
as well as many local independent contractors. Their capacity, new product development
and creative solutions to old problems have made National the supplier of choice and
the largest cab and door company in the Northeast.

Rimac Metals Curving Specialists has decades of experience specializing in the
curving of sections for a variety of industries. Rimac’s state of the art equipment &
technology provides our clients with the ability to push the design envelope to a new
dimension.

Rimac is able to curve extruded & brake-formed profiles in aluminum, steel, stainless
steel, brass, bronze, and other exotic metals.

MAC Metals is a fully intergrated brass mill specializing if brass, bronze and nickel silver extrusions for architectural applications. Elevator sills in bronze and nickel silver are a key market for Mac’s custom extrusions.

Note:  Photographs are from original cabs.  The renovation project was designed to replicate the original look while updating to present codes. 

Please share this post with others who are interested in bronze extrusions and various applications of them. As you can see, bronze extrusions work well in elevator cabs! Let us know your thoughts on the above project in the comment box below.

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