Doors/Entry Systems

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.

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Pivoted Swing Door at 520 Park Ave., New York City

Doors Fit for New York’s Billionaire’s Row

Full-height bronze doors for commercial and multi-family building entrances make a significant impression. Shown here at 520 Park Ave., New York City, the building features seven pairs of Ellison Bronze custom offset pivoted swing doors. Made with No. 280 Muntz bronze, the doors were statuary finished with satin No. 4 finish in the field to achieve a darker tone.

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Welcome Inside

Combining high-end design with slender vertical lines, the Blumcraft Entice Series Entrance System meets building code and energy conservation requirements. With its low-profile, “floating-on-air” appearance and all-glass aesthetic, the patented system is capable of supporting handle hardware on 1-in. insulating glass. The high-performance systems meets ASHRAE 90.1 Air Infiltration and Thermal Performance requirements as well.
 

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Palisades S90 system

Bifolding Door and Wall System

Setting a standard for aesthetics and performance, with a slimline profile, concealed hinges and a 12-ft. maximum frame height, the system delivers an elegant solution that minimizes hardware and maximizes views. C.R. Laurence's Palisades S90 system delivers superior thermal and structural performance. It is also distinctly slim as its 4.75-in. panel posts and low-profile rails maximize views, concealed hinges also help minimize hardware-look, while the panels can fold to either interior or exterior spaces. Certified to meet CW minimum design pressure of 40 psf and CW maximum allowable deflection of L/175, the system is available in standard finishes, including black bronze anodized

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Yankee Stadium Bronx, New York City

Doors Offer Enhancements to Yankee Stadium

In 2006, construction started on a new $2.3 billion stadium adjacent to the historic Bronx ballpark, which closed in 2008, giving way to the new stadium at the startof the 2009 season, and ultimately renovations in 2017. Any of the Yankees’ legends, including Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Roger Maris or Mickey Mantle, would be thrilled to step into the batter’s box at the new park, which underwent numerous enhancements during the months leading up to the 2017 season.

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Ainslie, Brooklyn, New York

Banking on the Indoor/Outdoors Trend

A full blown-trend for the past few years, COVID has only increased the spotlight on the need for well-ventilated spaces, notably for eating and drinking establishments. Proprietors of Ainslie, Brooklyn, New York’s newest Italian restaurant, hustled to create accommodations where they could.  The restaurant uses operable doors from Schweiss Bifold to get the job done. Specifically, it has a 30-ft., 6-in. x 13-ft., 4-in, Schweiss Doors bifold designer door that opens to a bar and landscaped yard at the back of the restaurant.The COVID crisis has firmly established the importance of healthy ventilation and plenty of outside air in spaces—an idea often poo-pooed due to its ener

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Accordion Swing

The SL84 redesigned bifold door may just be the slimmest, thermally-efficient, aluminum bifold door available. With minimally-exposed hardware and a slim aluminum frame, the bifold door has no width limitations and panel heights reach as high as 11-ft., 6-in. Available in inswing or outswing configurations, it can accommodate open corner designs. Its concealed panel alignment means less exposed panel hinges and a cleaner profile.A newly designed Gothic Arch roller system borrows design ideas from bullet trains with only the sides of the roller touching the track. This allows for extremely smooth and easy operation regardless of panel size or weight. The patented TwinX enables the system to m

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Forging Forward

Made from a proprietary hybrid of fiberglass and UV stable polymer, formulated for strength and resilience, the Forgent line includes a variety of window and door products. An integral nailing fin, and welded sash and frame, provide rigidity and keeps units square, thereby preventing air and water from entering the joint. A great fit for new construction and retrofits with short lead times, the products can be installed in three convenient ways.

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Let it Roll

The Extreme 300 Series MicroCoil Grille reduces headroom for rolling grilles by 50% while providing building safety. The door decreases angles through patented curved vertical links, reducing the number of voids and headroom required and tightening coils in the process. Meeting ADA Standards for Accessible Design, the door is wind loaded and can withstand up to 20 psf static design pressure standard—up to 40 psf optional. 

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Hydraulic Door Hinges

The system set provides concealed, clean openings for an elegant, timeless look. Equipped with several positional adjustments, as well as customization for the closing and latching speed, and a backcheck that allows for a quiet close that produces no noise. It has an impressive UL10C fire-safety rating, and is suitable for ADA use. Ideal for hotels, office buildings, residences and safe rooms, applicable for wood, hollow metal and fiberglass doors.

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