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New York City Fulton and Dey Street Subway Stations

GFRC Ceiling Panels in NY City Subway Keep Commuters Connected

The Fulton Centre in downtown Manhattan has been abuzz with renovations and construction work for several years now. This is all part of the $1.4 billion project to revamp the Fulton Street New York City subway station.  The aim of this massive project is to improve access to and connections among the New York City Subway, Fulton Street, Dey Street Passageway and the new World Trade Center building, as well as Chambers Street, Cortlandt Street, and the PATH World Trade Center station. This project involved construction of additional underground passageways and access points. Of course, wherever you have passageways you need ceilings, and this is where the expertise and experience of Stromberg Architectural has proven invaluable.  In 2011 and 2013 Stromberg supplied hundreds of GFRC ceiling panels which now line the concourse and mezzanine levels of several subway stations, including the Dey and Fulton Street Stations.

Trust GFRC to do it in record time!

The 2013 project was completed on a tight time schedule that allowed former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg to take the first ride through the stations before his term ended. GFRC was the perfect material to use due to its extraordinary versatility and lightweight, combined with exceptional strength. Stromberg’s GFRC ceiling panels are tough enough to handle America’s busiest rapid transit line and one of the world’s largest public transportation systems. The panels are pre-fabricated which provides a smoother and quicker installation.

GFRC is all about quality and safety

The Stromberg team designed and manufactured the ceiling panels using glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) which is extremely durable, low-maintenance and fire-resistant. Access panels were engineered with locks as well as gas hinges designed to protect maintenance workers by preventing panels from swinging open too quickly. Street-level perforated panels were coated with co-polyester translucent panels in order to protect transit users from the elements while still allowing sunlight to filter into the station.

What’s so special about Stromberg’s GFRC?

  • Stromberg pioneered the design and production of GFRC
  • Our unique methods of detailing, manufacturing and installing GFRC have helped make our clients and their projects successful
  • GFRC is lightweight due to its hollow construction
  • It is not only light, but also extremely strong, and strengthens as it ages
  • GFRC is resistant to salt water, acid rain, harsh chemicals, and all weather conditions

For More Information on GFRC

At Stromberg we have a reputation for solving design and construction problems for our clients. With our 30 years experience we have an extensive portfolio of successful projects and numerous satisfied customers, including a large percentage of repeat customers. Not only do we make buildings beautiful but we are especially concerned with the environment and that is why all our materials are non-toxic and earth friendly. If you are looking for LEED points, Stromberg is the right choice for you. If you have a question or need assistance contact us. We are here to help.

GFRC Restoration at 100 Beacon Street, Boston

Turn of the Century Restoration in Boston

GFRC Restoration at 100 Beacon Street by Stromberg

GFRC Restoration at 100 Beacon Street by Stromberg

One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston, Massachusetts is home to some serious history. While some of the architecture in Boston dates back to well before the Revolutionary War, it is the turn of the century brownstones that truly embody the architectural spirit of the city. A prime example of the Boston brownstone, 100 Beacon Street is one of the city’s finest condominium communities, thanks to the restoration efforts of Stromberg Architectural.

The History of 100 Beacon Street

Built in 1900, this primo real estate overlooks the Charles River and the City of Cambridge from the Boston side of the river. In 1960, the property was purchased by Emerson College to serve as a dormitory, but the property was simply too valuable, both in terms of location and history, so it was sold in 2006. Today, this building houses several multi-million-dollar condominiums for some of Boston’s most well-to-do residents.

Restoration with Stromberg GFRC

In 2007, shortly after the sale by Emerson College, Stromberg Architectural was hired to restore some of the external architectural elements that had been damaged over time. However, while the original construction employed plain cement, Stromberg used GFRC (glass-fiber reinforced concrete.) GFRC can be made to appear identical to the original concrete that was used in the building, however it is drastically lighter, more durable and easier to work with than concrete. To complete the restoration, Stromberg supplied over 2,000 square feet of brackets, cornice, egg-and-dart  and dentil features, all in GFRC.

GFRC Restoration by Stromberg at 100 Beacon Street

GFRC Restoration by Stromberg at 100 Beacon Street

Features and Benefits of GFRC

  • GFRC is lighter than concrete.
  • GFRC is significantly more resistant to erosion than concrete.
  • GFRC is more resistant to concussive force, making it less likely to chip if struck.
  • GFRC can endure extremely hot and cold temperatures.

Providing GFRC to all of Massachusetts and New England

Boston GFRC, Worcester GFRC, Cambridge GFRC, Braintree GFRC, New Bedford GFRC, Fall River GFRC, Ipswich GFRC, Cape Cod GFRC, Brookline GFRC.

For More Information on GFRC

For more information on GFRC, visit Stromberg Architectural Products. The experts at Stromberg will help you make your GFRC project a success. They offer design assistance, specifications, and CAD details. If you have questions about Stromberg GFRC, the initial consultation is free. Call (903) 454-0904 for more information.


Connecticut GFRC Projects

Connecticut Area GFRC Projects by Stromberg

Connecticut GFRC: Pierce Laboratory, New Haven, Connecticut

Home to the prestigious Yale University, Connecticut was the first region in what is now America to develop a constitution during colonial times. The architecture of the “Constitution State” is a fascinating blend of old and new. Here you will find the modern Glass House constructed by architect Philip Johnson as well as New England Vernacular style homes built in the 1600s.

Connecticut Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Projects

GFRC elements Stromberg has produced for buildings in Connecticut include: custom cornice, wall caps, keystones, cladding panels, and decorative urns. A few of the Connecticut GFRC projects we’ve completed over our more than three decades in business are:

  •  New Haven GFRC: Pierce Laboratory
  • Connecticut GFRC: Several branches of the Webster Bank

Connecticut GFRC Services

When you work with Stromberg Architectural to complete your Connecticut GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) projects, we will support you throughout the process. In addition to manufacturing elements for your Connecticut GFRC project and performing restoration work, Stromberg Architectural can:

  • Provide a complimentary initial consultation to help you decide whether GFRC is the right material for your application
  • Give you an estimate at no charge
  • Complete detailed CAD drawings
  • Create mockups so you can make sure every detail is flawless
  • Work with you to create custom solutions if your project poses unique design challenges
  • Install your Connecticut GFRC elements upon request

GFRC Advantages

  • GFRC can be finished to match virtually any color sample to ensure the GFRC element will work harmoniously with the rest of the design
  • GFRC is more resistant to harsh weather and freeze-thaw cycles than traditional precast concrete
  • GFRC can be cast to create a staggering variety of stock and custom shapes and textures

Stromberg GFRC serves the entire state of Connecticut, including:

Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, West Hartford, Greenwich, Bristol, Amston, Plymouth, Portland, Quaker Hill, South Kent, and others.

Visit the Stromberg Architectural website to learn more. Here you’ll find information about GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) and our products and projects. When you’re ready to take the next step, contact us at (903) 454-0904 or email us at [email protected] to arrange a free initial consultation.

Rhode Island GFRC Projects

Rhode Island Area GFRC Projects by Stromberg

Rhode Island Area GFRC: Pierce Laboratory, New Haven, Connecticut

Also known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island has the distinction of being the smallest state in the entire country. In this relatively tiny area, however, architectural treasures abound. The Rhode Island State Capitol, with its multiple domes, grand architectural columns, keystones, and arched windows, is truly a sight to behold. The state’s historic homes feature a variety of styles, including Shingle Style, Beaux Arts, and Italianate. Today, several of these former private dwellings are museums or national historic landmarks.

Rhode Island GFRC Projects

Banks, casinos, universities, retail shops, and other types of buildings throughout New England have been aesthetically enhanced by elements expertly crafted by Stromberg Architectural. Our Rhode Island GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) projects include:

  • Warwick GFRC: Webster Bank, Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Lincoln GFRC: Twin River New England Gambling Casino, Lincoln, RI

Rhode Island GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) Services

Stromberg can manufacture a number of architectural elements to help you complete your Rhode Island GFRC project. Glass fiber reinforced concrete is also suitable for historical restoration and reconstruction work on government buildings, museums, and corporate structures. Finally, if your Rhode Island GFRC project presents one or several unique design challenges, our team will work with you to develop a custom solution.

GFRC Advantages

  • Glass fiber reinforced concrete can stand up to freeze-thaw cycles and the cold Rhode Island winters
  • The low weight of GFRC reduces the structural load on the surrounding building and makes it quick and easy to install
  • GFRC can be produced in a wide array of textures, including travertine, wood grain, and brick

Stromberg GFRC offers service to all Rhode Island areas, including:

Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Lincoln, East Providence, Woonsocket, Coventry, North Providence, Cumberland, West Warwick, Adamsville, Block Island, East Greenwich, Middletown, North Smithfield, Warren, and others.

If you require more information about GFRC to decide if it’s the right choice for your new construction or renovation project, Stromberg Architectural is here to help. Our site will tell you more about our products and services, and we are available by phone and email to answer your questions.

Vermont GFRC Projects

Vermont Area GFRC Projects by Stromberg

Vermont Area GFRC: Pierce Laboratory, New Haven, Connecticut

The New England state of Vermont is one of the smallest in terms of size and population. In addition to agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing, rock quarrying is a major contributor to Vermont’s economy. There are rich sources of both granite and marble in the state, and no other region in the entire country produces more slate than Vermont. Not surprisingly, the abundance of these natural resources has influenced the architecture of Vermont. Churches, memorials, courthouses, and post offices in Vermont are partially or entirely constructed from the famous “Vermont marble” and “Barre granite.”

Vermont Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Projects

Our list of New England area GFRC projects is lengthy and varied. Stromberg’s GFRC clients and commissions include universities, healthcare facilities, and retail establishments, just to name a few. One of our Vermont GFRC projects was the work we completed for the East Mountain View Office Building in South Burlington, which is part of Chittenden County.

Vermont GFRC Services

Stromberg can manufacture a variety of Vermont GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) products for our clients, from delicate embellishments to elements that will serve as focal points for church and retail establishment exteriors and interiors. Choose from:

  • GFRC entryways
  • GFRC architectural columns
  • GFRC fountains and pools
  • GFRC keystones
  • GFRC sculptures
  • And much more!

If you are in the process of beautifying or restoring a stone structure that has been damaged over the years and is beginning to show its age, our Vermont GFRC professionals can replicate the appearance and texture of granite, limestone, and other types of quarried stone. Using this lightweight material, we can make repairs that are virtually unnoticeable. This may help you save a greater portion of the original structure and often complete the restoration in less time.

GFRC Advantages

  • GFRC is significantly lighter than terra cotta, granite, and many other traditional building materials
  • Vermont GFRC is strong and weather-resistant, and is suitable for use in high-salt, high-moisture climates
  • GFRC contains no steel and will not rust like pre-cast concrete

Stromberg GFRC serves all Vermont areas, including:

Burlington, Essex, Rutland, Colchester, South Burlington, Bennington, Brattleboro, Hartford, Milton, Barre, and others.

The Stromberg Architectural website contains information about GFRC and our products and services. Contact us any time at (903) 454-0904 or email us at [email protected]  if you have additional questions or would like to arrange a free initial consultation.

New Hampshire GFRC Projects

New Hampshire Area GFRC Projects by Stromberg

New Hampshire Area GFRC: North Shore College, Danvers, Massachusetts

The motto of this fascinating part of New England is “live free or die,” and its impressive record of self-sufficiency has earned it the nickname “the granite state.” New Hampshire also has a rich architectural history that extends back to when the first settlers appeared in the 17th century. Buildings constructed in New Hampshire from this time onward (some of which are still standing) boasted an eclectic selection of architectural styles, including Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Country Vernacular, and Colonial Revival. The creations of several famous architects, including the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, can be found in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) Projects

Stromberg’s New Hampshire GFRC projects and ones completed for clients in other parts of New England have seen our staff crafting elements for government buildings, hospitality establishments, and educational institutions. Our work in New Hampshire includes the  Berlin GFRC project for the federal prison found there.

New Hampshire GFRC Services

Using our versatile material and our decades of experience, Stromberg can complete many types of New Hampshire GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) projects quickly and efficiently. We are the world’s top producer of dozens of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete elements, including columns, balustrade, and cladding panels just to name a few. If you are interested in fixing damage to a historic building, Stromberg may be able to use GFRC to create a flawless material match for seamless repairs. From design to installation, you can rely on us to expertly execute each step.

Advantages of GFRC for New Hampshire Construction and Renovation Projects

  • GFRC is made of minerals and has exceptional fire-retardant properties
  • GFRC can be cast in molds to achieve shapes and textures that are not possible with conventional concrete
  • GFRC is extremely lightweight yet has a higher tensile strength than steel

Stromberg GFRC serves clients in all areas of New Hampshire, including:

Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Derry, Dover, Merrimack, Londonderry, Hudson, Keene, Portsmouth, and others.

No matter where you are in New Hampshire, Stromberg can meet your architectural needs! Visit the Stromberg Architectural website to find out more about our New Hampshire GFRC projects and the services we can offer to residents.

Maine GFRC Projects

Maine Area GFRC Projects by Stromberg

Maine Area GFRC: 100 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts

Famous for its New England charm, vast areas of unspoiled forest, and expansive coastlines, Maine is one of the least populous regions in the entire country. Maine’s architecture also distinguishes it from other parts of America. Here you can still find nineteenth century brownstone mansions, cobblestone streets, and buildings with impressive brick facades. Maine is also the site of more recent residential and retail construction.

Maine GFRC Projects

Stromberg’s Maine GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) projects have included working on both historical and modern buildings. Below is just a short list of clients and commissions in the Maine area.

Lewiston GFRC: Bates College
Bangor GFRC: Hollywood Hotel Slots & Raceway
Portland GFRC: One Monument Square
Kennebunk GFRC: Talbo’s Retail

Maine GFRC Services: New Construction and Renovation

Our range of Maine GFRC services will likely allow us to meet your needs, whether you are interested in new construction or restoration for a lavish home, prestigious university, hospital, or retail space. Just some of the architectural elements we can craft using GFRC include balustrade, benches, columns, and cladding panels. Fiberglass reinforced concrete is also a valuable material for historic restorations since it can be manufactured to match materials such as terra cotta, precast concrete, and even brick. As a result, more of the original structure can often be preserved, which is a top priority whenever a building of historic value is undergoing renovations.

Advantages of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC)

  • The material used for Maine GFRC projects is freeze-thaw resistant–it can withstand those harsh New England winters better than conventional concrete.
  • Fiberglass reinforced concrete weighs up to 95% less than conventional concrete, which allows for efficient transport and fast installation.
  • GFRC can be produced in a staggering variety of colors, shapes, and textures.

Stromberg GFRC offers service to all areas in Maine, including:

Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, South Portland, Auburn, Brunswick, Biddeford, Sanford, Augusta, Scarborough, and others.

Regardless of where you are in Maine, Stromberg can help! Visit Stromberg Architectural to learn more about our Maine GFRC projects and our services.

Massachusetts GFRC Projects

Massachusetts Area GFRC Projects by Stromberg

Nicknamed the Bay State, Massachusetts is comprised of the huge metropolis of Boston, dozens of smaller cities, and hundreds of towns. This large New England state is home to many buildings that exemplify numerous well-known architectural styles. Several Georgian and Federal homes in Salem have been transformed into museums and national historic sites, and many buildings in Boston constructed centuries ago are still in use today.

Massachusetts GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) Projects

Stromberg Architectural has completed a variety of Massachusetts GFRC projects over the years. Major commissions have included renovating a multi-million dollar condominium in one of the state’s premier real estate areas and fabricating architectural elements for prestigious educational institutions. A small selection of our Massachusetts GFRC projects is presented below.

Boston GFRC: 100 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts
Amherst GFRC: James Hall GFRC, Amherst College; Stearns Hall GFRC, Amherst College, MA
North Shore GFRC: North Shore College

Massachusetts GFRC Services

Stromberg can manufacture dozens of stylish and durable architectural elements to complete your Massachusetts GFRC project. Our glass fiber reinforced concrete elements are suitable for many types of structures, including universities, homes, commercial buildings, government buildings, hospitality establishments, hospitals, churches, and retail stores. Styles include Modern, Colonial, Georgian, Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and Federal.

If you are overseeing a restoration of one of the countless historic buildings in Massachusetts, glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) could be just the material you need. Stromberg GFRC can be manufactured to closely match the cut limestone used to construct many buildings in the Boston area, the famous Quincy granite, as well as the old architectural terra cotta used on many Boston buildings. By creating a near seamless match to the original material using GFRC, we can often preserve a greater portion of the original structure and eliminate the need for complete replacement.

Stromberg GFRC serves all of Massachusetts, including:

Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, Salem, Plymouth, Berkshires, Allston, Lexington, Waltham, North Shore, Brockton, New Bedford, Fall River, Lynn, Quincy, Newton, Brighton, Needham, and more.

Wherever you are located in Massachusetts, Stromberg Architectural is here to help!  Visit our site to learn more about the many advantages and uses of GFRC, and contact us at (903) 454-0904 or email us at [email protected] to arrange a complimentary initial consultation.