Brick city

New York

Many of the buildings in New York City that people admire the most are made of brick. After a devastating fire in 1835, it was made compulsory to use brick and natural stone in construction projects. Over the next 150 years, some 40 billion bricks were laid in Manhattan. In the 1970s, glass and steel supplanted brick as building materials, only for it to enjoy a significant renaissance since 2000.

The first building in New York made with bricks from Petersen Tegl was completed in 2008. Since then the company has supplied bricks for more than 60 projects in the city. As source of inspiration a selection of these can be seen in this gallery.

Click on each project to learn more - or see the NYC brick guide in PETERSEN MAGAZINE 48