"We keep Banker mesh in our material library, and it’s our first choice when it comes to products of this kind,” says Rachel Goldfarb, Senior Designer for LB Architects. “Inside 589 5th Avenue, we needed a modern elevator cladding that complemented both the existing building lobby and redesigned tenant corridors while holding up to heavy traffic by both visitors and freight deliveries. Banker more than met our needs, providing a sleek stainless steel mesh with the right look, texture, and performance."
Corporate tenants in 589 5th Avenue, a 17-story mid-century building in Midtown Manhattan, now have new elevator cabs to complement their redesigned corridors and existing lobby. The cabs are clad with Banker Wire mesh, offering a sophisticated look with unmatched durability. For this project, Banker Wire’s DF-6 stainless steel woven metal mesh was the obvious choice.
Three of the four elevators that were redesigned and clad in Banker Wire’s architectural woven wire mesh DF-6 are for passengers, and the fourth elevator is specifically for freight deliveries. DF-6 architectural wire mesh is adept at providing style and durability simultaneously, achieved by alternating the orientation of the flat top cross wires in the DF-6 wire mesh pattern.
In addition, the appearance of Banker Wire’s DF-6 mesh pattern in stainless steel lends modern appeal to the space. DF-6 is a stand-out pattern, utilizing a unique play on a Dutch style weave. The pattern’s opacity changes depending on the viewer’s angle – when viewed straight on, the pattern is completely opaque, but at different angles it becomes more transparent – providing the elevator cabs with a striking and polished focal point. Frosted back-painted glass, LED lights and terrazzo tile complete the striking look of the newly designed elevators.
The project was completed in December 2016.