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Windows Offer Residents Quiet, Comfort, Thermal Efficiency, and Great Views Crystal Windows Manage Energy and Noise at New High-Rise Development in Queens, NY Q window and glass specification options to efficiently meet the complex design criteria.
Jamaica Station rail transit hub. Crystal has supplied sev- eral major building projects in the area, including the renova- tion of the LIRR historic main headquarters and terminal building. Having completed several highly successful prior projects with the developer, Crystal’s wide array of value engineer- ing and design customization services, as well as its broad product line made the fenestra- tion manufacturer a natural choice for Alvista Towers. Working with the architect and developer team, Crystal offered
dual-pane, insulated glass units (IGUs) that achieved the sound abatement design specs required. The laminated IGUs were incorporated in our heavy commercial window frames, providing strength, durability, and noise reduction all with a modern, contemporary archi- tectural style.” Crystal supplied 1,940 of its aluminum Series 5600 Sliding Window and Series 5100 Fixed Picture Window along with louvers for space condition- ing PTAC units in a variety of configurations for expansive views. In most instances, a large sliding window was ver- tically mulled with a combina- tion fixed window and PTAC unit below. In some cases, a large 3-lite slider was stacked atop a master frame combining a PTAC louver, flanked by two fixed windows. The window combinations filled huge open- ings, some as large as 7 feet wide by 9 feet tall. The Series 5600 Sliding Win- dow used on the project in both 2-lite and 3-lite styles and the complementary Series 5100 Fixed Picture Window feature heavy-duty construction, 3-¼” frame depth, and a 1” IGU pocket. For ease of operation, the Series 5600 SlidingWindow has continuous full height sash clip lock pull rails, dual stain- less-steel sash rollers, and a stainless-steel reinforced frame roller track. It is AAMA rated HS-AW 40/HS-AW 50. The Se- ries 5100 Fixed PictureWindow has an outstanding AW-PG100 AAMA rating. The Series 5100 was used in the Alvista project as both a standalone unit and with a continuous head and sill master frame option to combine it with PTAC louvers. Longtime supplier to Crystal, Reliable of Geneva, AL provid- ed its AEL-42 Type 7116 louver for the project. Crystal factory- installed the louver units into the Series 5100 master frames. Part of Crystal’s broad net- work of suppliers, Solar Seal of South Easton, MA, worked with Crystal to provide the cus- tom-ordered laminated pane insulated glass units (IGUs) for Alvista Towers. To provide sound abatement for floors 2 through 11, the Solar Seal- supplied IGUs were fabricated with a laminated interior light as well as a dissimilar thick- ness tempered exterior pane. The custom IGUs attained the specified OITC 28 sound reduc- tion performance.
UEENS, NY — Na- tional manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems recently pro- vided nearly 2,000 high-end energy efficient aluminum windows and doors for the newly constructed, award- winning Alvista Towers at 147-20 94th Ave. in Queens. The new 25-story residential property was named a recipient of a Queens Chamber of Com- merce 2019 Building Award and joins the ever-growing sky- line in Jamaica, rejuvenating the neighborhood around the Long Island Railroad (LIRR)
“Because of the location so close to the LIRR train station and train lines operating 24 hours a day, the Crystal win- dow products had to meet noise reduction as well as energy efficiency requirements,” said Crystal project manager and sales executive James Yang . “While Crystal supplied its own IGUs for the upper part of the building, for the lower floors closest to the trains, we worked with a special glass supplier to provide custom laminated,
Alvista Towers project in Queens, NY.
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