O.C. Tanner store shines with etched glass
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“The Glass images were provided by the architect in an electronic dot matrix pattern format. These images were provided to GlasPro, who then had the images reproduced on a giant silk screen. GlasPro then applied the painted frit material, lifted the silk screen, then tempered the glass and frit. The tempering process dried the paint and bonded it to the glass. LCG Facades coordinated and directed all of the efforts by each [glass and glazing] vendor. We digitally overlaid each aspect of the installation, directed dimensional changes and installed each product as the areas became available.”—Ted Derby, business development, LCG Facades
The basics: Formerly the Salt Lake City library and then home of the Hansen Planetarium, the new O.C. Tanner flagship store in Salt Lake City features an interior circular staircase and exterior wall etchings in glass, with a custom finished stainless steel surround depicting the history of the building, a portrait of Obert C. Tanner, a major philanthropic figure in Utah history, and an image of a galaxy.
The players: Architect, MJSA, Salt Lake City; general contractor, Big-D Construction, Salt Lake City; glass system coordinator, installer, LCG Facades, Salt Lake City; glass stair supplier, Soheil Mosun Ltd., Toronto; insulating glass and etched glass fabricator, GlasPro, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; point supported wall, all-glass doors and stainless steel hardware supplier, Innovative Structural Glass, Three Rivers, Calif.; Anderson Dahlen Inc., Ramsey, Minn.
The glass and systems: 1 9/16-inch clear laminated, insulating and fully tempered glass. The glass make up is: one lite, ¼-inch clear Starphire-tempered, .06-inch clear polyvinyl butyral interlayer; one lite, ¼-inch Starphire, tempered; ½-inch airspace; one lite, ½-inch Starphire tempered, custom white frit pattern on the No. 1 surface. The largest panel size was 84 inches by 115 inches.