J. E. Berkowitz L.P. Secures "The Grand Kingsbury" in Chicago

J.E. Berkowitz L.P. of Westville, N.J., is fabricating 143,000 square feet of insulating glass units for one of the newest high-rise condos on the Chicago skyline. Chicago Heights Glass of Chicago, Ill. is the glazing contractor.

The high-performance, low-E coated insulating units will be comprised of Guardian LE-40 (2) Clear / Clear and LE-50 (2) Clear / Clear. Chicago Heights awarded J. E. Berkowitz with the project to meet the architectural glass fabrication requirements.

J. E. Berkowitz will fabricate each unit to minimize roller-wave distortion tolerance not to exceed .003. The architect also requested that J.E. Berkowitz produce glass at half of the recommended ASTM C 1048 for bow and warp tolerance.
The 46-story, 420-unit luxury condo, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates of Chicago will feature an expansive curtain-wall façade, 422 parking spaces for tenants, and 1,200 square foot of retail space. The Grand Kingsbury, located at 440 North Kingsbury Street, will make its entrance into the up-and-coming River North neighborhood next to the exclusive East Bank Club athletic facility.

Chicago Heights will be glazing the curtain wall and windows on the project through early 2007. The owner and developer, Habitat Co. of Chicago, plans to open The Grand Kingsbury in the latter part of 2007.

"With the addition of this large project, J. E. Berkowitz continues to stay the course of our strategic business plan," says Robert Price, director of sales at J. E. Berkowitz.


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