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This month’s roundup focuses on the latest preservation products, including offerings for renovation, restoration, and adaptive-reuse projects. From the rafters to the floorboards, these products remain sensitive to the original design and limitations of the existing building. óRita F. Catinella

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Since the original granite used for the capitol is no longer available, the expansion is clad in matching granite quarried from an island off the coast of Italy.

Utah State Capitol expands, then renovates
The Utah State Capitol Expansion Project consists of two new structures built as annexes to the north of the original capitol building by architect Richard Kletting, completed in 1916. The primary goal for the facade of the new structures was to complement, but not overwhelm, the grandeur of the existing capitol building. The project incorporates 85,000 square feet of Classically detailed Italian Griz Alcazars granite, which was determined to be the closest match to the Little Cottonwood granite used for the original building. The Little Cottonwood quarry, located in the mountains above Salt Lake City, has since been closed.

The Utah State Capitol Expansion Project was awarded the 2004 Marble Institute of America’s Pinnacle Award of Merit for Commercial Exteriors and the Utah Masonry Council and AIA Utah Chapter’s 2004 Excellence in Masonry Design Award for Exceptional Detail. The Salt Lake City–based team responsible for the exterior stone masonry on the capitol expansion buildings includes architects from GSBS, FFKR, and CRS, and cladding contractor Kepco+.

The expansion was completed in July 2004, allowing Utah state officials and employees to relocate to the two new buildings while the existing capitol undergoes a four-year renovation and seismic upgrade. Kepco+, Salt Lake City.   [ Reader Service # 212 ]



The curtain wall serves as a transparent backdrop for the band shell.

All-volunteer restoration effort brings back Minneapolis band shell
Specialty-glazing contractor Harmon recently completed a glass curtain-wall renovation for the Minneapolis Lake Harriet Bandshell. Donating its time and materials to repair the 20-year-old facility and its 30' x 25' window wall, Harmon collaborated with glass fabricator Viracon, Minneapolis engineering firm Braun Intertec, and other partners. In early June 2004, Harmon’s renovation team led a forensic investigation of the band shell’s existing hollow metal wall system. The team met with Braun’s engineers to confirm the wall system was structurally sound and required remediation on about half of the horizontal members. The window-unit frame’s dramatically deteriorated finish and the total glass replacement posed a greater challenge, requiring full sandblasting and refinishing with PPG’s high-performance Coraflon fluoropolymer coating. The Harmon team then upgraded the existing glass from 1¼4" laminated to 1¼2" clear-tempered units to better deal with the breakage issues caused by vandalism. Harmon, Golden Valley, Minn. [ Reader Service # 213 ]



Award-winning lakeside cottage renovation
Engerman Contracting and Jason Bernard, AIA, both of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, took Best of Show honors in the Vetter Inspired Project Awards for their renovation of a 4,000-square-foot, 3-bedroom lakeside cottage in Lake Geneva. Situated on a 1-acre lot with 40 feet of lakefront, the residence was transformed in part by custom-shaped Vetter windows with custom grille patterns that bring light and panoramic views into the home. The cottage’s front porch, window trim, and flower boxes, finished in white, contrast with the green shingle siding. Other highlights include a custom interior staircase, maple flooring throughout the main level, and marble tile in the master bathroom. Vetter Windows and Doors, Mosinee, Wis. [ Reader Service # 214 ]



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