December 31, 2019

Gracing the City’s Landmarks

Gracing the city’s landmarks

NY Daily News

From the Fire Department’s 9/11 memorial to historic churches and landmark buildings, some of the city’s most hallowed sites bear the old-world work of a Manhattan company founded 110 years ago.

Stained glass and intricate metalwork are specialties of Rambusch Decorating, which is co-owned by twins Edwin and Martin Rambusch, 41, whose great-grandfather started the business.

Rambusch had a hand in the original look of the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall and the Waldorf-Astoria, as well as renovations at Trinity Church and Central Synagogue. Their dad, Viggo, 76, designed the 56-foot bronze memorial on the Engine Company 10-Ladder Company 10 firehouse next to Ground Zero.

The twins share equal responsibility for the financial fitness of Rambusch, which has its headquarters on E. 28th St. and its design studio and workshops in Jersey City.

For the brothers, it’s a big responsibility to be entrusted with the well-being of a company that’s survived for more than a century.