590X Steel Replica Window

New Historic Window on the Block

Combining the best of two worlds with historically inspired profiles, narrow sightlines, enhanced energy-efficiency and performance, EFCO introduces the 590X Steel Replica Window. Imitating the look of a classic, industrial steel window in a choice of three standard profiles—bevel, cove and T-grid—or in made-to-order options, project teams can also customize muntins to easily and economically match existing sightlines. The operable window delivers a thermal U-factor as low as 0.42 with a standard low-E product and a condensation resistance factor as high as 71. The window meets AAMA 513 standards for accessibility, and the inclusion of thicker glass enhances acoustic performance

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Roof Hatches Integral to Seattle Hotel Design

The $470 million, LEED Gold Hyatt Regency Seattle is the new crown jewel for the Emerald City. The Hyatt Regency Seattle soars more than 500 ft. and is the largest in the Pacific Northwest. One key component in the construction process—often overlooked in luxury hotels—was in the installation of roof hatches to provide rooftop access to mechanical equipment. Four roof hatches manufactured by bilco provided an important component in the construction of the hotel. lmn Architects included two hatches that are 3-ft., 2-in. × 12 ft. and two more that are 3-ft., 2-in. × 14 ft. They provide rooftop access to mechanical equipment. “BILCO’s reputation as an in

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Minimalist Faucet

Featuring an ultra-slim profile of just 7-mm thick, Franz Viegener’s Seven is a sleek, minimalist faucet. With its curvilinear contours, the faucet is available in a number of finishes, including polished chrome, polished and brushed nickel, polished and brushed gold, polished rose gold, satin black and polished and brushed unlacquered brass.Judge’s Comment: “Style and the ability to conserve water is a winning combination.”

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American Airlines Hangar 2 O’Hare Intl. Airport, Chicago
American Airlines Hangar 2 O’Hare Intl. Airport, Chicago

O’Hare Airport Expands Service at New Hangar

As American Airlines sought to improve operations and service its fleet efficiently, it embarked on the task of buildinga new double wide-body aircraft maintenance hangar at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Dubbed Hangar 2, the 194,000-sq.-ft. facility became the largest on the airfield at O’Hare, which is also the airline’s third-largest hub. The longest-span structure for a maintenance hangar, Hangar 2 features dual entries and allows for more overnight workload capacity and daylight harvesting to reduce overhead lighting throughout the day. It also provides ancillary support functions, including a general back shop, component staging area and storage areas. Designer

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Personalized Comfort Control

Available in configurations from 6 tons to 36 tons, the new CITY MULTI N-Generation high-performance outdoor unit delivers better energy efficiency. The N-Generation features a footprint up to 30% smaller than previous models and offers more design flexibility thanks to improvements in vertical piping limits—expanded from 164 ft. to 295 ft. 

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Park Transformation Creates Sense of Discovery

From a public landfill in the mid-1800s to a world-class public park in a Midwestern city of 100,000, South Bend, Indiana’s Howard Park has become the city’s marquee park. The park has undergone several iterations since its opening in 1899, but over the decades had fallen into disrepair. The park grounds and community center were aging and underused, and the ice rink no longer operational. That all changed in November 2019 when the community celebrated Howard Park’s transformation. Alliance Architects was selected to design the 13-acre park. Alliance Architects’ Bill Lamie, AIA, the principal leading the project, tapped Landscape Architect Kevin Clark, from The Lakota

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