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C A S E S T U D Y
Elegance + Efficiency
Project : Vandalia Tower Location : St . Paul , Minnesota Architect : NewStudio Architecture
For an expansive structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places , the property owner sought to replace broken and missing windows with ones that replicated the look of their original , steel-framed , divided lite appearance while increasing energy efficiency .
Linetec finished and thermally improved 290 windows manufactured by St . Cloud Window , and NewStudio Architecture specified these products with a durable 70 % PVDF resin-based finish in black to resemble the color of old steel windows . The result : A highly efficient and environmentally sustainable landmark that maintains its original , elegant architecture .
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