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Bringing New Luster to a Crown Jewel

Oct. 27, 2023
Pre-bid conversations can be essential to the success of historic renovations—particularly with window replication. At Hughes High School, the crown jewel of Cincinnati’s Public School system, they helped the team overcome a host of challenges.

The renovation of Cincinnati’s Hughes High School, built in 1908, required an array of windows that would replicate the original detail, sightlines, shapes and finishes, while utilizing integral blinds to meet state standards. The architect wondered if it was possible to get integral blinds in a hung window. Turned out, it was. There were more hurdles, too, including the replacement of 32 teardrop windows that would demand the highest levels of out-of-the-box ingenuity.

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