Like many of the grand structures throughout NYC, nearly all of the residential buildings on 5th Avenue on the Park are designated Landmarks. Here is one shot showing some of the magnificent architectural woodwork throughout the two story apartment. Have a look at some progress shots in this same gallery.
The San Remo
The San Remo located on Central Park West is the home to many of the most well known names in theatre, television, music, and art. The so called 'low-rise' elevators use had been discontinued for many years and only used for freight. Then it was decided that they should be refurbished and put into use. In this shot FRW artisans replaced missing veneers, inlays, and custom made moldings. We also installed a new cork floor!
Radio City Music Hall
Have you ever purchased a candy bar, souvenir, or soft drink at a concession stand at Radio City Music Hall? Then you know our work!
The Federal Reserve Bank
This is the very same table where the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank sits to make all the big money decisions affecting the USA and the world are made. It is one of our absolute favorite finishes. It was done in a historically accurate phenolic tung based varnish with some extra oil added in the first three coats to penetrate the grain. It has what is called a hand rubbed finish meaning that after all coats were applied the final finish was smoothed with rubbing oil and a combination of rottenstone and pumice stone and rubbing the surface with bare palms. If you need a historically accurate finish... FRW knows what to do!
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
A true gem of Greek Revival and Beaus Arts Architecture in all of New York, Snug Harbor Cultural Center is fitted with some of the finest woodwork created in the 19th century. Here, an FRW craftsman applies stain to the handrail in the main building for the administration. If the building is landmark, only acceptable finishes are... acceptable!