Queens, NY National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems completed delivery of over 400 windows for an apartment building severely damaged by the strong EF-3 tornado that swept through downtown Nashville on March 3rd. Germantown Place Apartments, in the historic Germantown neighborhood, had the roof ripped off and all the windows blown out during the storm, forcing residents to seek other shelter.
Total turnaround from initial inquiry through job site delivery of the windows was under four weeks.Crystal supplied 423 of its popular commercial Series 2000A Aluminum Tilt-In Double-Hung and Series 2100 Aluminum Fixed Picture windows for the project as well as all installation accessories needed to mull the various configurations and anchor the windows at the job site. The 3-¼” jamb depth windows are AAMA rated CW-PG50 for the double-hung and CW-PG65 for the fixed windows. Both windows offer continuous master frame options which facilitated the fabrication of multiple window units.
The Series 2000A and 2100 energy efficient windows supplied feature dual-pane insulated glass units with Vitro Solarban 60 low-E coating and Argon gas filling. The window frames are finished with Crystal’s elegant durable and environmentally sustainable AAMA 2604 bronze powder coat paint.
Germantown Place Apartments, located at 4th Ave. North and Jefferson St., were built in 2009 and are part of the city’s affordable housing program. The four-story, 51,700 s/f building features 70 one- and three-bedroom apartments, modern upscale amenities, on-site management, off-street parking, and gated access. The property is owned by Jefferson Street Lofts, LP. Highland Building Group of Nashville, TN is the general contractor for the restoration work. Window City of Nashville and Clifton, N.J., was the fenestration installer.
In addition to supplying Germantown Place Apartments with new windows, Crystal is also supplying windows for two other tornado-damaged properties in the area.
“After the tornado, Germantown Place owners quickly determined that the property could be salvaged and repaired, so despite the pandemic crisis challenges, Crystal and notable fenestration contractor and longtime customer Window City got to work to provide the new windows,” said Papo Perez, sales executive for Crystal’s Midwest territory. “Through close coordination with Window City’s experienced staff and by the Crystal Chicago plant (an essential business entity) implementing extended production shifts, the entire order was fast-tracked and delivered in record time.”