E. Berkowitz, L.P. Helps Create a "City Within a City"
J. E. Berkowitz L.P. of Westville, N.J., fabricated 60,000 square
feet of one-inch emerald-green insulating units for a 17-story,
510,000 square-foot building designed by Arium Architects of Columbia,
Md. Canton Tower is the focal point of the Canton Crossing campus
located on the waterfront along South Clinton Street. A majority
of the building will be the new headquarters to First Mariner Bank.
Canton Tower is the tallest building in the United States to feature
the use of the Azon Warm-Light® thermally broken spacer in insulated
E. Berkowitz fabricated 54,000 square feet of high-performance,
low-E coated insulating units comprised of ¼-inch PPG Atlantica,
½-inch dark bronze Azon Warm-Light® thermally broken
spacers, and ¼-inch PPG Solarban 60 (3) low-E glass. J. E.
Berkowitz also fabricated 6,000 square feet of insulating spandrel
glass units made of ¼-inch PPG Atlantica, ½-inch dark
bronze Azon Warm-Light® thermally broken spacers, and Clear
glass with #102 Green ceramic frit (4). For each unit, all lites
of glass were carefully heat-treated with minimal roller-wave distortion
of .003 or less.
To meet the architect's request, J. E. Berkowitz, L.P. also produced
the glass at half of the recommended ASTM C 1048 for bow and warp
tolerance. Emmitsburg Glass of Emmitsburg, Md., installed the insulating
glass units into YKK 750 curtain-wall systems.
Called "a city within a city" by Hale Properties, LLC,
Canton Crossing is designed to provide housing, entertainment, office
space, retail and hotel occupancies, restaurants, a marina, and
ample parking for people that live and work there. It is expected
to cost $1 billion in private investment when it is completed in
"We excel on projects like Canton Tower that require the highest
quality fabricated glass," says Robert Price, J. E. Berkowitz
director of sales. "The course remains the same. We are thrilled
to be a part of this project!"