Casement Windows Are the Architects’ New Darling – NYTimes.com

Casement Windows Are Architects’ New Darling

Rebecca McAlpin for The New York Times

A large one-bedroom at 456 West 19th Street has new steel casement windows.

FOR a long time, mullioned steel casement windows, the gridded kind that swing out like a door, had fallen out of fashion. They leaked badly, and a stiff wind could blow out their panes or knock their hinges askew. Over the years they have been replaced in many buildings by single-pane aluminum casement or double-hung windows.

Rebecca McAlpin for The New York Times

The facade of 456 West 19th Street.

Benjamin Norman for The New York Times

Old-fashioned French casement windows grace 367 and 369 Bleecker Street.

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times.

Those who can’t afford their added expense can experience casement windows at the Crosby Street Hotel.

But now those classic casements are appearing on new apartment buildings with startling regularity, especially in West Chelsea and the West Village, as part of an architectural style that pays tribute to prewar buildings.

Well you aren’t likely to find this casement windows trend take hold in Calabasas or Santa Monica but after having lived in New York City for a few years I like these and find the rising popularity interesting.

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