The New York Stock Exchange building is used everyday and showcased around the world. It dates back about 226 years, notorious for its cramped spaces. Tucked away in the elevators, Elevecture paneling is used to support the hustle of these everyday interactions.
When rebranding a building, the elevator is often overlooked. Many years ago, New York Times architecture critic Paul Goldberg said the following, “In truth, the elevator is a room. As a conveyance, it revolutionized architecture, making the upper stories of a building as valuable as the lower ones and permitting buildings to go higher and higher – the New York we know, the most determinedly vertical city in the world, became possible. But when you strip away the technology, the elevator is a room, the smallest piece of architecture we enter on a regular basis – 5 feet by 6 feet is an average – and in many ways the most intensely experienced.”
The NYSE is a great example of how old world design and maintaining building culture was important. But, understanding how new materials worked in furtureproofing buildings was crucial.
The design for the elevators was conceived by Studios Architecture in NYC, who later went to win the Interior Design award in 2018 with their partner Rottett Studios.
Every elevator was different and was a jigsaw puzzle to piece together. The design was pure white coupled with bronze accents. This created an element of high design. Elevecture paneling allowed the architect to feel confident using glass, where in the past they had not.
A building such as the NYSE has thousands of people in-and-out daily. Using a durable material with a company that understands the intricacies and has experience was critical.
Elevecture was thrilled to be part of this project, several years later the material is still pristine and durable during a once-in-a-century pandemic. There was no worry when having to clean and sanitize, the material is just that good.
Elevecture has been able to stay true to their art of creating panels with Gorilla Glass ®. Elevecture was the first out of the gate to understand this was a transformative and superior material. Having years of experience and tens-of-thousands of square feet installed, our job has been to help clients understand how to use the glass.
The Elevecture Team