Heavydrive completes complex glass installation in Salt Lake City (USA) to perfection
Curved panes weighing 4,000 kilograms installed below a protrusion
Downtown Salt Lake City (USA) is getting a new, 25 storey office building – the 95 State at City Creek. The modern structure, designed by world-renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, called for glass panes for the lower front façade, which had to be placed behind columns beneath a two meter deep protrusion. Steel Encounters assigned the Heavydrive subsidiary in Atlanta to complete the complex installation.
Heavydrive developed a special solution for positioning the curved façade element weighing 3,850 kilograms. Over a hundred suction cups on the VSG 4000 KR glass lifter suctioned the three meter wide and 8.5 meter high façade element with complete reliability. The VSG 7000 Konter counterweight beam balanced the oversized glass pane and guided it safely to the opening beneath the protrusion. "All our systems can be adaptable to any situation. In our workshop, our specialists make the devices suit specific customer requirements", explains Heavydrive Managing Director Günter Übelacker.
Back in 2016, Heavydrive LLC planned and implemented a complicated façade installation in Salt Lake City. At the new building of the Mormon headquarters, the VSG 3500 K vacuum suction system in combination with the VSG 5000 counterweight beam placed glass panes beneath a three meter deep overhang - at temperatures dipping as low as -10 degrees.