CWS Hired To Protect Windows In Historic D.C Synagogue

Published: Thu Mar 29 2018

Commercial Window Shield has been selected to protect the windows in one of the country’s most historic synagogues in our nation’s capitol.

The project at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue involves building secondary polycarbonate glass window systems and attaching them to the inside of each of the synagogue’s stained and other ornamental windows. This process was developed by the company’s engineers after it was learned the historic nature of the 110-year-old building prevented the usual attachment of security film to the windows.

The project is being funded by a Department of Homeland security grant as incidents of sabotage against synagogues in the U.S. have increased in recent years.

Commercial Window Shield was recommended for the project by officials at the building management company Jones Lang LaSalle who had worked with the company on previous projects and knew they could handle the complex assignment. Previously, Commercial Window Shield completed similar challenging projects at the historic Grand Central Terminal in New York City and Bowen Building in Washington.

The synagogue project began yesterday and will be completed on time in several weeks.
The synagogue first opened as the Adas Israel Congregation in 1908. It later became a Methodist church for nearly 50 years before being bought by three developers in 2004. They renovated the building, returning it to a synagogue.

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