National Purple Heart Hall of Honor New Windsor, NY

Project Location:

174 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor, NY 12553



New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preserve



IKON.5 Architects


General Contractor:

J. Kokolakis Contracting


Scope of Work:

Structurally tape-glazed curtain wall, sky light, aluminum-framed and balanced door entrances, mirrors and miscellaneous glass, and custom brake-formed, finished aluminum.


Project Highlights: 

  • Curtain Wall
    • AFI fabricated and installed 2,025 sq ft of YKK YCW 750 SSG curtain wall with 20 ft vertical spans, glazed with Viracon insulating glass units. The massive lites of glass were expertly installed by AFI’s skilled trademen utilizing a Spydercrane and great care, having to slip the huge pieces of glass behind structural steel just 3″ from face of glass. On the South side, the structural steel fins and a ceramic frit on the glass allow for daylight control against the setting sun on this hill top museum building. East and West, smaller curtain walls with aluminum-framed entrances daylight the transition between galleries and offer access to the eternal flame monument and patio.
  • Skylight
    • The skylight at the joint between the new and existing building structures provides soft daylighting that serves to illuminate a computer research area and transition a well lit gallery into a darker video display gallery.
  • Balanced Doors
    • The entry vestibule is the focal point of the southern elevation featuring large, stainless steel framed glass balanced doors with a weathered steel surround. The custom design and craftsmanship allows the massive doors to push open effortlessly into the welcome gallery.
  • Custom Brake-Formed Finished Aluminum
    • AFI’s skilled fabricators made custom shapes to serve as sill and jamb trim, finished to match curtain wall.