Flying 600-pound Glass Lites

Posted on August 22, 2017, by

Mortenson’s tower crane and Empirehouse Glaziers teamed together to install several huge insulated glass units up to 600 pounds each into the aluminum curtainwall system at the Westminster Presbyterian Church expansion project.

Empirehouse was awarded the architectural glass and metal contract by Mortenson Construction for the Westminster Presbyterian Church expansion project and work with James Dayton Design where Empirehouse engaged in design-assist services to bring the Architect’s design intent to life. Many unique features make up the glass and glazing scope: several skylights including a 30-foot wide by seven-foot high domed skylight, curtainwall, storefront, an over-sized sliding glass door system, and a structural glazed stackwall system with a dichroic film application.

The Church’s “Open Doors Open Futures” campaign features an expansion project where Westminster’s 1895 Romanesque architecture will connect to the new modern, light-filled space that will provide a welcoming feeling of openness to the community for the next 150 years of missions.

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Photography and written by Jennifer Klitzke, Empirehouse Marketing & Image Coordinator. For more information about Empirehouse, contact jklitzke@empirehouse.com.