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Perforated metal panels offer lightweight solution for cantilevered pavilion rooftop

Perforated metal panels offer lightweight solution for cantilevered pavilion rooftop


February 7, 2012
This article first appeared in the February 2012 issue of BD+C.

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks is a new civic band shelter in the SteelStacks arts and cultural complex in Bethlehem, Pa., where long-defunct 22-story blast furnaces loom over the landscape. The pavilion’s canopy—about 100 feet long, 45 feet wide, and 40 feet tall—is shrouded in a galvanized, powder-coated wire mesh screen made from 240 panels in the McNichols Designer Metal series. “We looked at heavier steel plate products, but selected a lighter weight high-grade stainless that would resist pitting and rust,” said Ken Duerholz, VP of Boyle Construction (CM), Allentown, Pa. Other Building Team members: Wallace Roberts & Todd (architect), Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SE), Bracy Contracting (GC), Lehigh Valley Engineering (MEP), and Levan Associates (steel fabricator).

McNichols Company

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