Over the weekend I spent some time in New York with my friends, and as you can probably imagine I saw A LOT of doors of interest. Here are some of them…
These bronze pulls are unusual, and a great illustration of what happens to US10B finish (oil-rubbed bronze) over time:
This door made a political statement. Hopefully it’s not an exit:
I like this pull and the coordination of the lock location, except that it looks like it’s mounted somewhere around my kneecap which is not within the allowable range for accessibility. Maybe it’s considered, “a lock used only for security purposes and not for normal operation”, which can be mounted at any height.
An art-deco style pull:
Sometimes you’ve just got to improvise:
This one has had quite a few modifications:
The door to Harry Winston is quite a contrast to the grungier doors above:
What makes this a “detective lock”?
What do you think of this improvisation? The exit sign has been moved to above the functional door, and the non-functional doors are marked. It looks a bit odd to me but I’m sure the remaining exits provide enough egress from the store.