East Window at Eldridge Street

The restoration of the Eldridge St. Synagogue Museum in NYC is an amazing story.  A must-see.

One of the gems . . .  the East Window. Look at my photo – yes it’s lead-light without the lead!


Using modern laminate technologies, more than 1,200 pieces of colored antique glass were joined together with silicone atop a plate glass base. Not a single piece of lead holds the window together . . . “What would have been lines of lead are now lines of light.” The panels were then installed in a heavy steel frame weighing more than 4,000 pounds. The central Star of David is in three-dimensional cast glass. The final effect is painterly, pulsating, compelling.


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