Transformation of West End Center

Posted on September 27, 2017, by
West End by Jake Reining
Photo by Empirehouse Safety & Quality Manager Jake Reining.

Once known as the Parkdale Center has a new name with a brand new look: the West End Center located in St. Louis Park, MN. Empirehouse was awarded the architectural glass & metal contract by Greiner Construction. This major renovation project replaces two areas of brick facade with curtainwall and replaces punched windows and entrances which gives this facility a brand new modern look with a glass area of approximately 24,000 square feet.

Project Manager Joe Veit worked with Grainer Construction, the General Contractor, to assist with system design and constructability. “Joe developed an innovative solution to attach the curtainwall system to the building’s existing slab edge with a custom steel insert attached to the bottom of the mullion,” said Senior Estimator Matt Gums.

The project is expected to be completed in November 2017.

West End building before renovation

West End Center before renovation, formerly known as Parkdale Center.

Empirehouse is an NACC Certified Glazing ContractorEmpirehouse is a certified NACC Architectural Glass & Metal Contractor for demonstrating consistency, quality and safety excellence. Empirehouse has met the NACC program requirements which have been established by a Certification Board of AG&M contractors, industry experts, and end user stakeholders and formally accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to the globally-recognized ISO/IEC17065:2012 standard.

For your next project, trust a Certified NACC Architectural Glass and Metal Contractor for quality results. Contact Empirehouse at 763-535-1150 or contact us.


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