Blackened Steel Switchback

Caliper Studio designed, fabricated and installed a custom handrail system for RGS Holdings development in Harlem. Handrail system is composed of three elements – tempered glass panels, blackened steel post assembly and painted steel handrail. The post assembly is made of a bent steel plate with a contoured stiffenning flange and welded-on mount arms. It is then site welded to a standard c-channel stringer of a pan stair. Glass is mechanically attached to the posts. Handrail is site welded to the top of posts.

Balusters at switchback

Detail of bent plate posts. The kink att he top of the post brings the handrail into the space of the stair.

Custom glass railing system

Glass fitting detail - threaded side. A disc is threaded to recieve a 3/8"-16 flathead fastener from the opposite side, eliminating a nut detail.

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Handrail termination detail. Photo by Scott Larsen.

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Handrail switchback at landing

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Handrail system at entrance. Photo by Scott Larsen.

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Handrail system at entrance. Photo by Scott Larsen.
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Handrail system at entrance. Photo by Scott Larsen.
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Handrail system at entrance. Photo by Scott Larsen.
Handrail system at entrance. Photo by Scott Larsen.
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Handrail system at entrance. Photo by Scott Larsen.
Handrail system at entrance. Photo by Scott Larsen.