Two 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.

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