40 Exchange Place

To reposition this office building for new tenants, the developer sought to foreground its 115-year history with the nearby New York Stock Exchange. Tri-Lox led the integrated process of engineering, fabricating, and installing feature elements at key locations throughout the building, including a 50-foot sculptural wall in the lobby and complementary custom surfaces on 15 floors.

Project Development


Undulating ribbons of ticker tape were adopted as a design motif for the lobby wall that would celebrate the building’s roots in finance and set an aesthetic tone for the visitor’s journey.

Our unified approach to design and fabrication ensures effective project delivery. By modeling the feature elements early in the design process, we were able to work through complex details from the outset. We fabricated a full-scale prototype of the lobby wall and conducted material tolerance studies in order to bring the architect’s concept into form with our solid Skyline Redwood. 

Design + Fabrication


We milled the vintage Redwood planks for the sculptural wall in our Brooklyn facility, then molded them using a custom steam chamber to obtain their complex curvatures. Manufacturing our wood products and components from start to finish allows us to bring precision and flexibility to custom projects.

We worked collaboratively with the architectural team and coordinated with construction teams while developing, fabricating, and installing the designs. This communication and teamwork assured the finished elements were flawlessly integrated throughout the lobby, shared corridors, elevators, and bathrooms.

Tri-Lox Products


Our richly toned, refaced vintage Redwood is recovered from city water towers and tells the New York story of 40 Exchange Place with locally significant materials.

Final Project

Launching Summer 2017

By leveraging extraordinary materials and our comprehensive expertise, the developer was able to refresh 40 Exchange Place without the disruption of a full-scale renovation. Our custom feature elements create an immersive impression at entry and unify the building’s individual floors with a cohesive vocabulary of materials and form. These unique touchpoints at targeted areas of impact create a sense of place and reveal the venerable history of 40 Exchange Place.


New York, NY


Summer 2017


Newmark Knight Frank & Northwind Group

Commissioned By



Arion Doerr

Next Project

New York Tech Office