Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cantilever Erected

The cantilever on the Southeast end of the building was erected this week.

A cantilever is a projecting structure, such as a beam, that is supported at one end and carries a load at the other end or along its length. Cantilever construction allows for overhanging structures without external bracing.

The cantilever is a key component of the design of the Carpenters Center. On the face of the cantilever will be a curtain wall (windows) that looks into office space and conference rooms on the third floor. Steel plates will penetrate through the aluminum frame of the curtain wall. The Transparent LED sign will be mounted to these plates, resting approximately 14 inches off the face of the glass (curtain wall).

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