NEW JERSEY — A new piece of modern architecture from New Jersey’s iconic Kohlberg building has some fans saying it’s the coolest of them all.
The 60-foot-tall, curved glass curtain wall is being built to honor the late Kohlberger, who died in 2018, with its original black and white color scheme.
The $3.9 million project will feature six glass-encased windows, and its design also includes two large, glass-enclosed, wooden-framed terraces that will be attached to the glass walls, said Mike Lutz, president of Kohlenberg, in a statement.
The glass curtain will stand about 10 feet high and 14 feet across, he said.
The project is being funded by the Kohlbergh Foundation and the New Jersey Society of Preservation Engineers, Lutz said.
The Kohlbeggers’ son, Steve, is the project’s architect.
The work is expected to be completed by the end of the year, he added.
Kohlberg’s building was built in the late 1800s, when the building was a bustling warehouse.
It is one of the oldest buildings in the world and has been a cornerstone of the Hudson Valley.