Urban Archaeology

Urban Archaeology

In 1978, as New Yorkers won a case to prevent Grand Central from going the way of Pennsylvania Station, preservationists of another stripe opened a salvage shop in Soho. Urban Archaeology since has assembled a trove of 19th- and 20th-century architectural fittings, and the craftsmanship of those rarities is widely accessible via the company’s own lighting collection. It features re-creations and new designs inspired by fixtures rescued from long-ago hotels, schoolrooms, wharves, warehouses, sidewalks and train stations.