Wallkill Correctional Facility

Koch Corporation has installed Hopes Steel Guard Series Steel Detention Windows in prisons across the US for several decades and remains a leading installer for these products with over 30 years experience. Hopes Windows has been a long standing leader in the production of detention and security windows during their 100 plus years of business. It is said that Hopes windows often outlast the buildings in which they are installed! We install even the most difficult security and detention windows despite the odd shaped openings many of the aged buildings present. Often there is an issue with asbestos and lead due to the age of the buildings but Koch is able to self-perform all abatement mitigation.

Project Description

In the 1930s when Wallkill Correctional Facility was designed by the renowned architect, Alfred Hopkins, there were some very unique features in the design of the facility. Some of those features were recreation rooms for each floor of the prison buildings, classrooms in the basements and two chapels built in close proximity to the housing units. The most unique feature for that time period however, was the fact that the individual cells did not have plumbing, but rather there were bathrooms connected to each gallery, and the cells (more accurately called, rooms) were not locked, unless by the inmate who had the key.

Though the building had these and many more “new” features for the 1930s, the State of New York Office of General Services recognized that upgrades were needed on this aged building complex. Part of that renovation included replacing the old windows. San Fanandre Justin Architects, known for their expertise in the area of Forensic Architecture, were the primary architects on this renovation. Koch Corporation was chosen through the public bidding process to be the expert installer of the detention windows made by Hopes Window, Inc See our project evaluation report 2512 Wallkill Evaluation

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Wallkill, NY
Security Windows

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