San Francisco Landmarks To Feature Wausau's Window Systems
Wausau Window and Wall Systems has announced that it will provide
window systems for two high-profile, San Francisco buildings: the
historic 450 Sutter medical/dental building's renovation and Laguna
Honda Hospital's new, LEED-aspiring, three building construction.
"We're proud to contribute to both of these notable projects,"
says Mike Vizcarra, Wausau's Northern California representative.
"One revitalizes a tremendous architectural icon and the other
will stand as a great example of green design and construction.
It's exciting to see each project take shape."
The 450 Sutter building is a famous Art Deco landmark and prestigious
address for medical/dental offices located in San Francisco's financial
district. Completed in 1928, architect Timothy Pflueger's unique,
26-story, Mayan-inspired design consists of an ornate lobby and
decorative spandrels alternating with large windows, many of which
wrap its corners. Featuring all bay window units, the office tower
makes use of California's abundant sunshine and gives occupants
expansive views of the Bay Area.
More than 2,500 of Wausau's custom replacement windows were selected
for their durable, high performance and ability to match the original
window's sightlines. Completing the effect, the windows' frames
are finished by Linetec in a two-coat Kynar, colored to match the
building's terra cotta surround.
Distinctive in its own right, the 850,000-square-foot Laguna Honda
Hospital and Rehabilitation Center (LHH) seeks to be the first "green"
hospital in the United States to achieve a LEED Silver Rating®.
Completion of this phase is targeted for summer 2008. Currently
underway, the 300-bed South Residence, the 60-bed Link Building
and the 420-bed East Residence will feature a variety of Wausau's
window systems: 2200 Series windows, 3250 Series and 3250Z Series
sightline windows, RX Wall, and SuperWall. Linetec will finish the
aluminum frames with dark ivy green paint on the exterior and, depending
on the rooms' décor, a clear anodize or white paint will
be applied on the interior framing members. In total, more than
1,000 windows and 30,000-square-feet of curtainwall are expected
to be shipped next year and installed by Center Glass Company of
Laguna Hills, Calif.