Astor Place Kiosk

Luke Robinson Replication

Astor Place Kiosk New York, New York 
Cast Iron Replica of Historic Transit Station / April 1985 Working only with historic photographic images, Robinson Iron’s craftsmen designed the steel armature; detailed and sculpted ornamentation; cast and fabricated materials for the production of a replica of Heins & Lafarge’s 1904 transit kiosk. A significant application of Robinson Iron’s capabilities was the …

101 Spring Street

Luke Robinson Restoration

Donald Judd Museum and Studio 101 Spring Street New York City, New York Facade Restoration / January 2013 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award 2013 Restoration of the mid nineteenth century cast iron facade involved the cataloging, removal, restoration and re-installation of restored materials. The two sided, five story, 1870 façade at this address is attributed to Nicholas Whyte, architect. Its …

Prospect Park Plaza

Luke Robinson Custom Casting

Prospect Park Plaza Subway Portal, The Brighton Line, BMT Brooklyn, New York Cast Iron Entry Portal and Panels / 1994 New York Bard Award, Transportation Design Award – The National Endowment for the Arts An estimated 20 tons of cast iron and structural steel create this inviting subway entrance. The architect has established a well-appointed open-air “room” where playful animal …

Vulcan

Luke Robinson Restoration

Vulcan Birmingham, AL Restoration of Monumental Cast Iron Sculpture / June 2003 Thomas Jefferson Award for Historic Preservation 2004 National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award 2006 Cast in 1904 from local foundries, Vulcan glorified Birmingham. Alabama, the South’s leading industrial center in the 1900s. At 56 feet in height, Vulcan is the tallest freestanding cast iron sculpture in the …

Grand Central Station

Luke Robinson Replication

The Vanderbilt Canopy at Grand Central Station New York, New York Extension of Historic Entrance Canopy / 1998 As part of a master plan for Grand Central Station Robinson Iron was tasked to replicate the original Industrial Age ironwork – extending the historic landmark’s corner entry at 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue. New York City Transit Authority Beyer Blinder Belle …

The Jefferson Hotel

Luke Robinson Custom Casting

The Jefferson Hotel Washington, DC Restoration of hotel canopy / July 2009 Thomas Jefferson Award for Historic Preservation 2004 National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award 2006 A cantilevered custom cast aluminum canopy by Robinson Iron extends over the newly restored entrance of the Jefferson Hotel. A design motif found in the hotel’s limestone façade inspired the cresting’s wave pattern. …

Bartholdi Fountain

Luke Robinson Restoration

Photo credit: Valerie Brown Bartholdi Fountain & Basin Lighting Bartholdi Park, Washington, DC Restoration & Replication  / May 2011 The Bartholdi Fountain named in honor of its creator, Frederick Auguste Bartholdi, is located in Washington, DC southwest of the Capitol Building, across Independence Ave. from the U.S. Botanic Garden. It is the centerpiece of Bartholdi Park, a triangular island between …

Raffles Hotel

Luke Robinson Replication

Raffles Hotel Singapore Restoration of Monumental Cast Iron Sculpture / June 2003 As Robinson Iron’s first international project, the restoration of ironwork on the 1887 Raffles Hotel located on the island nation of Singapore, required extensive rendering of the ornament, sculpting clay originals and developing detail drawings. The only existing original ironwork remaining was a fragment of railing embedded in …