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VELUX ’ s Pinnacle Structural Ridge System transformed this dilapidated old building into an inspiring , creative , and light-filled work space .
CASE STUDY

Urban Outfitters ’ Anthropologie Headquarters

VELUX ’ s Pinnacle Structural Ridge System transformed this dilapidated old building into an inspiring , creative , and light-filled work space .
BEFORE
AFTER
VELUX ’ s Pinnacle Structural Ridge System was chosen for its large-span capability , variable-pitch hinge design and fast on-site assembly and installation .
CHALLENGE
Building 18 , formerly a metal foundry in Philadelphia ’ s abandoned navy yards , needed extensive renovations to be converted into work spaces for Urban Outfitters ’ Anthropologie brand .
Location Philadelphia , PA
Project type Refurbishment
Year of construction 2015
Attaching the massive metal skylight structure to the curbing and integrating with the roof posed a special engineering challenge . Another challenge was providing a design that met the National Park Service ’ s stringent standards for historic renovation .
SOLUTION
“ The stunning [ Pinnacle Structural Ridge ] skylight was the predominant feature , which raised the design to a whole other level ,” said David Ziel , Urban Outfitters ’ chief development officer .
The National Park Service uses this building project as a prototype for exemplary historical restoration . COMMERCIAL . VELUXUSA . COM
Products used in project
The Pinnacle Series offers maximum design flexibility and convenient on-site assembly . By utilizing ball and socket and pre-drilled construction , Pinnacle Series glass is always driven by your build ’ s unique glazing and energy needs and available in a wide array of finish options .
Pinnacle Double Pitch
Spanning up to 40 feet wide , the Pinnacle Series structural ridge is a skylight structure with unlimited design possibilities .
Pinnacle Structural Ridge