The glass skylight at the Wilshire Grand in Los Angeles is nearly the length of a football field and is situated between the tower and its seven-story companion. The Wilshire Grand’s striking skylight feature was made possible, in part, due to a customized version of an XLS-2G expansion joint cover supplied by Construction Specialties. Each unit is designed to match the building’s aesthetic and allows the surrounding structures to move in all directions in a seismic event. The system remains closed and tamper resistant by neodymium magnetics and a pulley system. The cover is specifically designed to endure high wind loads and for exterior seismic wall applications where cover concealment is desired within the finishes. Assuming the adjacent buildings return to their normal positions after an earthquake, zero maintenance is required.
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