Universal Provides Over 1,000 Windows to American Wire Adaptive Re-Use Development

July 01, 2014

Pawtucket, RI – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently to commemorate the opening of American Wire, an adaptive re-use project developed by Brady Sullivan and Starr Development that transformed 14 obsolete mill buildings into a mixed use property consisting of 142 apartment units and 40,000 square feet of commercial space. Listed on the National Park Service National Register of Historic Places under the original name of Phillips Insulated Wire Complex, the project also required the approval of R.I. Historic Preservation & Heritage Commission.

Universal Window and Door provided windows for 1,030 openings for the former manufacturing complex, comprised of buildings constructed between 1898 and 1927. Universal was able to meet the exacting standards of the historic commissions by providing steel replica windows from their trademark 400 Double Hung Fixed Series and the 700 Awning Fixed Series to assist the project in qualifying for the necessary federal and state historic tax credits.

"With every one of these historic renovations that we do, there is always a sense of great pride in the town and its heritage, and all of the incredible teamwork that goes into such a big project like this,” said Brady Sullivan owner/partner, Arthur Sullivan in a statement released to the press. “We couldn't have done it without the help of all the talented contractors and crew who worked in painstaking detail to maintain the historical integrity of the property, while transforming it into elegant living spaces that truly embody the modern lifestyle."


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