MUKWONAGO, WI—February 16, 2017—Corporate tenants in 589 5th Avenue, a 17-story mid-century building in Midtown Manhattan, now have new elevator cabs to complement their redesigned corridors and existing lobby. The cabs are clad with Banker Wire mesh, offering a sophisticated look with unmatched durability.
A total of four elevators were redesigned and clad with Banker Wire’s DF-6 stainless steel woven metal mesh, in concert with frosted back-painted glass, LED lights and terrazzo tile.
Three of the four elevators are for passengers, while one is specifically for freight deliveries. The mesh was an ideal material for all four elevators because it could provide simultaneous style and durability for the high-traffic passenger cabs and high-impact freight cab.
In addition, the appearance of Banker Wire’s DF-6 mesh pattern in stainless steel lends modern appeal to the space. DF-6 is a stand-out pattern, utilizing a unique play on a Dutch style weave. The pattern’s opacity changes depending on the viewer’s angle – when viewed straight on, the pattern is completely opaque, but at different angles it becomes more transparent – providing the elevator cabs with a striking and polished focal point.
“We keep Banker mesh in our material library, and it’s our first choice when it comes to products of this kind,” says Rachel Goldfarb, Senior Designer for LB Architects. “Inside 589 5th Avenue, we needed a modern elevator cladding that complemented both the existing building lobby and redesigned tenant corridors while holding up to heavy traffic by both visitors and freight deliveries.”
The end result is beautifully updated tenant space in a classic Manhattan building – backed by the classic strength of Banker Wire mesh.
“Banker more than met our needs, providing a sleek stainless steel mesh with the right look, texture, and performance," adds Goldfarb.
The elevator cab redesign inside 589 5th Avenue was completed in December 2016. The project team included project architect Gabe Feldman, LB Architects, P.C., New York, NY; General Contractor The OMARA Organization, Inc., New York, NY; elevator designer and fabricator United Cabs, Inc., Jamaica, NY; and building owner Western Heritable Investment Company (U.S.) Ltd., New York, NY.
About Banker Wire
Banker Wire is the world’s leading manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications. With the most modern and productive mill in the U.S., Banker Wire provides custom-weaved material for any aesthetic on any scale – from intricate design highlights to expansive building facades. Founded in 1896, Banker Wire’s manufacturing expertise has been refined for more than a century, bringing unmatched customization, quality, and service to customers. State-of-the-art grid welding equipment provide a wide variety of wire alloy, spacing and diameter configurations, trimmed or untrimmed. For more information visit www.bankerwire.com.
About Architectural Woven Wire Mesh
Pre-crimped woven wire mesh is constructed of individual wires that are crimped prior to being woven together on a loom. Pre-crimping the wires provides a much higher degree of control during the weaving process. This allows for far more intricate and interesting patterns, as well as unique customization, to meet the vision of the designer. Banker Wire has refined and innovated its crimping process more than any other manufacturer, delivering more than 8,000 different spacing, diameter, and crimp combinations, plus endless customization options. As a result, Banker can make any woven wire mesh pattern imaginable – manufactured to specify for any project type.