27m long glas canopy by seele for the Trinity Church in New York.

27m

glass canopy

7

steel columns (AESS 4)

13

glass panels

27m long glass canopy for trinity church

Trinity Church on Wall Street was completed in 1846 and, with its 86m high tower, was the tallest building in New York City at the time. As part of its renovation, the design included a canopy over the entrance, accessed via the cemetery.

The design by the architect Murphy Burnham & Buttrick was devised as a minimalist construction, so as not to obscure the view of the existing structure. The 27m long canopy consists of 13 laminated glass panels, supported by seven filigree steel columns. The quality specifications correspond to AESS (Architectural Exposed Structural Steel) specification class 4 as defined by the American Institute of Steel Construction. As a result, very high standards were required with regard to manufacture and assembly of the architecturally exposed steel structure.

  • seele was commissioned with the design, manufacture and installation of the 73sqm canopy structure. As part of the project, a 13sqm design mock-up, consisting of a column and three canopy panels, was planned. In addition to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, seele was involved in its second sacral project in a prominent Manhattan location. Once again, seele is able to demonstrate its expertise when it comes to combining historical buildings with contemporary architecture.

    Header image: © Murphy Burnham & Buttrick

  • The glass canopy consists of laminated glass panels, supported by seven filigree steel columns.
  • The canopy structure for the Trinity Church in New York consists of 73sqm glass.
The glass canopy consists of laminated glass panels, supported by seven filigree steel columns.
The canopy structure for the Trinity Church in New York consists of 73sqm glass.

project diary

Construction progress of the canopy for one of New York's most famous sacred buildings

For Trinity Church, located at the northwestern end of Wall Street in New York's financial district, an entrance canopy made of filigree steel columns with glazing was planned. Due to the location and accessibility of the building, there were also special installation requirements.

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12/2019

All glass panes of the 27m long canopy have been successfully installed. Now the remaining work on the construction will follow.
12/2019

11/2019

Glazing works have already begun and are progressing rapidly so that the roof can be completed this year.
11/2019

10/2019

All 7 columns were successfully lifted to their position and placed on the supports. Now the alignment follows and at the beginning of November the glass assembly.
10/2019

10/2019

After good preparation the adjacent road was closed to lift all 7 tree columns over the cemetery.
10/2019

10/2019

Delivery of the steel columns to the construction site. Prior to this, several official approvals had to be obtained, as the crane was placed between two metro lines in a highly frequented area.
10/2019

Credits

Client Scaime Construction LLC
Main contractor Scaime Construction LLC
Architect Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects
Engineer Eckersley O'Callaghan & Ptrs.
Date of completion 2019
Scope of seele supply

Design, manufacture and installation of

  • 73sqm glass canopy, consisting of 13 glass panels (4 x 12mm toughened glass)
  • 7 filigree steel columns for the substructure (AESS 4)
  • 27 stainless steel drainage channel
  • 13sqm mock-up, consisting of one column and three glass panels