The story of ALPHATUBE® is the story of the New York Times headquarters.
The New York Times Headquarters Building at 40th Street and 8th Avenue in New York City incorporates 1,000,000 linear feet of ALPHATUBE® in front of a clear glass curtain wall. The ALPHATUBE® is ceramic sunscreen which is used in front of windows and curtain wall. The attachment system is very similar to terracotta baguettes, with metal rods running through the tubes, and gaskets and closure brackets on each end.
Similar to the terracotta baguettes, ALPHATUBE® is a glazed ceramic tube which is also used as a sunscreen and is available in many different shapes, sizes, and colors.