Third Rail Ops uses advanced computer methods to realize artists' and architects' visions.  Over the last seventeen years the practice has built a seasoned support network of vendors including foundries and fabrication adequate for the largest projects.


    Mike and Doug Starn, "Big Bamboo": A huge bamboo structure was visualized with computer simulation before it was actually constructed.   The simulation guided the assembly process when the work was first created in Beacon and then when it was assembled on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum .

    Herzog+deMeuron, Basel, 40 Bond Street Graffiti Gate: A beautiful, complex shape created by Dr. Detlef Schobert was adapted for production including the design of integrated hardware. 130 detailed foam casting patterns, each about 4 feet x 5 feet x 4 inches, were machined in-house.   Working together with foundry staff, methods were developed  to cast this 130' x 26' project in aluminum using the "lost foam" technique.

    Frederic Schwartz AIA, Westchester 9-11 Memorial, "THE RISING": Working with project architect Jessica Jamroz, Third Rail Ops designed this 80 foot polished stainless steel memorial with precision cast instead of fabricated joints, creating a jewel-like appearance as well as substantially reducing the weight and cost of stainless steel . Third Rail Ops created the design with its own modeling software and  provided the client with many 3D design images and fully rendered beauty shots. 

To discuss an idea or learn about other Third Rail Ops projects, please feel free to contact Bo Gehring
at   01-845-838-1646 or