On Broadway

Gap Global Creative services specified Extech’s frameless polycarbonate panels for the interior and the exterior fit-out of its new flagship store in Times Square. The frameless outside vertical corner detail is unique to Extech and allows the calming blue glow of the exterior radiate uninterrupted. For interior store fixture applications, the material is much lighter and also allows for product and lighting to stand out. Logistically, it saves time, money and installation cost, since the relatively light polycarbonate panels require less structure.


Pedestrian Tunnel Adds Active Wall System

Philadelphia’s multi-phased, $59.65 million SEPTA Downtown Link features an innovative glass block “active” wall system. This past summer, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) completed the first phase of the Downtown Link, its Center City concourse improvement program to upgrade the underground pedestrian tunnel network. Significant architectural enhancements were made during this phase including an innovative, backlit, glass block “active” wall system. The Downtown Link connects six subway stations, two regional rail systems, and provides access to many businesses, offices, historical points of interest and other destinations.“O


Daylighting a New Stem Space

Bringing in ample daylighting through a 30-ft.-high exterior wall into a two-story common space, Cuningham Group and MOA Architecture specified more than 3000 sq. ft. of EXTECH’s LightWall 3440 interlocking polycarbonate translucent wall system for Roosevelt High School’s new Pathways Innovation Center in Casper, Wyo. Customized vertical sunscreens deliver light diffusion and aesthetic accents while the dual wall system provides high thermal performance of up to R 8.2.