Metro Blvd. Curtain Wall Replacement | Minneapolis, MN
Metro Blvd. Curtain Wall Replacement
7201 Metro Blvd. is an office building that had a glass curtain wall covering its entire 9-story height. Unfortunately, employees inside the building were unable to see out of the glass entirely, and it did not allow daylight to stream into the office building.
The upper floors of the building had a knee wall that looked like glass from the outside. However, there was only a short vision panel for exterior viewing and to allow daylight inside the building. Our client, PCL Construction, asked Brin Contract Glazing to assist in reconstruction of the glass curtain wall to enhance visibility from both inside and outside of the building.
Brin Contact Glazing collaborated with the contractor and the design team to ensure the success of the project. The project started with removing the existing glass from the 2nd through 9th floors. Typically, this type of project would take 2-3 weeks to get the window opening sealed back up, during which time the floors would be exposed to the elements. By utilizing a crane to get all the glass installed quickly, Brin was able to enclose the opening within a few days, which protected the floors from weather-related damage.
Brin Contract Glazing replaced a large section of the façade from the 2nd through the 9th floors and installed a glass curtain wall that was visible all the way through on all 9 floors. In one day, Brin was able to install 53 pieces of insulated glass and create a glass enclosure that allows daylight into the building for the workers.
Why was Brin Glass best suited for the work?
Brin Contract Glazing was able to finish a large scope of work in a short period of time. The Brin team worked alongside the contractor and the design team in order to complete the project on time and give the client the end result that they wanted.
Project Start July 2020
Project End March 2021
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