AIC was founded in 1992 and is one of the largest metal & glass companies in the New York metropolitan area. With over 25 years of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, we have the ability to provide highly customized solutions to meet all of your facade & architectural needs. Our areas of expertise include storefronts, entrances, ornamental metals, window & curtain wall facades, structural glass and railing systems. We also offer renovation & restoration services. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force supported by our local warehouse facilities and modern vehicle fleet. We maintain full time estimating, engineering & project management teams featuring top-tier talent that are always committed to our clients success and extraordinary safety ratings. The relationships we've built have been the cornerstone of our success and we look forward to working with you on your next project.
135 West 45th St. New York, NY
Located just east of Times Square, this Hyatt hotel is a revolving door of tourists, business travelers, and come New Years Eve, party revelers looking for an elegant location to watch the famous crystal ball drop. The ACTUAL revolving door is just the tip of the iceberg for the installations performed by AIC at this location. We built a custom storefront, clad in a combination of mirror polished and brushed stainless steel, and looking up to the ceiling, a unique bronze "baguette" style ceiling with thousands of individual bronze and wood strips on curved stainless steel ribs. These ceilings seamlessly meshed with our stainless steel entrance canopies.
Moving upstairs, AIC fabricated and installed custom mirrors and trims throughout the health club, elevator jambs at the amenity floors, a beautiful mirror polished laser cut leaf design ceiling at the 53rd floor skybar, and finally designed and installed a custom glass railing system on the three setback terraces.View Full Project
375 Pearl Street New York, NY
Prior to AIC performing our renovations to the facade at 375 Pearl Street formally known as the Verizon building, New York Times architecture critic Paul Goldberger had decried the old facade as the “most disturbing” of the phone company’s new switching centers because it “overwhelms the Brooklyn Bridge towers, thrusts a residential neighborhood into shadow and sets a tone of utter banality.” It was also ranked #20 in a series of the "ugliest buildings of the world." Our job was to transform this structure by demolishing the upper 14 floors of the facade which had interior floor exposure and to provide a new infill of large vision glass. To frame the wall, and to separate the floors custom metal fins were added to clearly distinguish the new facade from the old. One of the largest challenges on this project was working around diagonal wind bracing which restricted ability to send the window panels to the exterior. To accomplish this, AIC installed a monorail system to travel the panels along the exterior facade, and set the panels from two-tier hanging scaffolds.View Full Project
15 W 56th St. New York, NY
Blackened Steel & Bendheim Glass Lobby partition; Bronze FirePlace Feature Wall & Specialty Fixture Supports.View Full Project