18-ft. Custom Cityscape

Displayed prominently above the reception desk of the Fairfield by Marriott New York Manhattan/Central Park, an 18-ft custom Cityscape Pendant greets guests with an elegant “city view”. The visual concept evokes the image of skyscraper silhouettes reflecting on the waterfront. Based upon Hubbardton Forge’s existing Cityscape Pendant, the Customs Team was tasked with taking this design to new lengths—literally. This large custom pendant “wows” as it seemingly floats in mid-air.

Hubbardton Forge Custom Sales Engineer, Hal Brown, comments on what made this project both challenging and rewarding, “There is so much more to designing a custom fixture than the end aesthetic. With this project, there were many engineering concerns—from electrical schematics, to weight distribution issues, to physical constraints in applying finish to such a large piece,” Hal says. “Not to mention packing, shipping and field installation considerations.”

The Customs Team’s exacting efforts paid off. The graceful tapering of the decorative elements is stunning—shorter at the ends of the fixture, gaining height as they reach the center. A wash of up-and-down light highlights the steel rods that pierce LED light-guide platforms spanning the entire length of the pendant, while providing significant functional lumens to the reception area. “This project had its challenges, but it made the successful completion that much more satisfying,” Hal smiles. “Everyone was thrilled with the end result.”