St Cloud Library Glass Railings and Walls

The interior glass scope proved to be just as challenging as the exterior glass scope. The interior was filled with rooms within rooms of all-glass walls; mullion-less, butt-glazed, floor-to-ceiling glass room separators; all-glass stair railings; all-glass elevator enclosures, and all-glass doors.

The architect’s design intent became a perfect marriage of energy efficiency with transparency. The low-E fritted glass throughout allowed for a high degree of transparency looking out and into the library and provided internal spaces with generous daylighting.

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St. Cloud Public Library
Location: St. Cloud, MN
Contractor: W. Gohman Construction
Architect: Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. Architects
Glazing Contractor: Empirehouse, Inc.
Completed: 2009

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