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PROJECT

A

recent addition to the downtown Los Angeles skyline
is Metropolis-an expansive mixed-use development
aimed at redefining luxury urban living. Metropolis

encompasses 6.3 acres of real estate and features three residential
towers, a hotel, a 60,000-sq.-ft. retail pavilion, and high-end restaurants. CRL-U.S. Aluminum, Los Angeles, supplied a wide variety
of architectural glazing systems to help improve the function,
safety, and aesthetics of the ultramodern complex.
The main entryways on the lower levels feature iconic all-glass
entrances that use CRL DRS door rails and CRL-Blumcraft panic

windows & doors

Materials Span
Mixed-Use Development

Glazing systems, accessories meet project
code, schedule, and aesthetic.

handles. The door rails provide clean, uninterrupted glass spans
that complement the overall contemporary aesthetic. They also
incorporate the company's patented Wedge-Lock technology,
which produces excellent glass-holding power and provides a faster
installation time. The accompanying panic handles' slim, tubular
design maximizes views. The handles are UL classified to ANSI/
BHMA A156.3-2001 Grade 1, making them appropriately specified for Metropolis due to the high foot traffic expected.
Clockwise from left.
Metropolis, in downtown Los
Angeles, is an expansive mixeduse development with Hotel
Indigo as the flagship. Photos:
Geoff Captain

Like most new developments, Metropolis faced a strict construction schedule, particularly because of its urban setting. The
door rails and panic handles offered rapid customization and
short lead times to expedite the project.
Hotel Indigo is Metropolis' flagship luxury hotel, offering
in-demand amenities and services. Its grand staircase features the

Hotel Indigo's grand staircase
features a GRS laminated guardrail system. Clean sightlines
and minimal hardware improve
transparency and light flow
while increasing safety.

GRS laminated guardrail system. With its clean sightlines and
minimal hardware, the system improves transparency and light
flow while increasing safety. It also incorporates LED handrails for
added function and visual appeal. The system complies with 2015
IBC Section 2407 and also incorporates an ICC-ESR-approved
base shoe system. The ICC-ESR approval satisfied the stringent

Main entryways on the lower
levels have all-glass entrances
where door rails provide clean,
uninterrupted glass spans that
complement the overall contemporary aesthetic.

Los Angeles Department of Building Safety LARR requirements.
In addition to the guardrail product installed in Hotel Indigo,
CRL supplied 6,500 linear feet of GRS base shoe that was used
across residential towers one, two, and three.
The hotel swimming pool provides impressive views of downtown L.A. To maximize comfort and safety for guests, the pool
area is protected by a custom-fabricated CRL glass windscreen system. The system features stainless-steel posts resistant to the elements, and an integrated gate for code-compliant access.
Bathrooms in select hotel suites and residential apartments use
frameless shower-door hardware from CRL.
A project of this magnitude required precise coordination between the architect, general contractor, and multiple glazing subcontractors," said Chris Hanstad, vice president of Architectural
Sales at CRL-U.S. Aluminum. "We had the comprehensive product line and manufacturing capacity to provide the customized,
single-source solutions needed to meet the project's schedule, code
requirements, and design intent." CA

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture October 2017

The Architects
Shaping Neighborhoods
Local Atmosphere
Concrete Tile Roof Caps Renovation
Decking Provides Venue Views
Exteriors Products
After The Storm
Lofty Windows
Glass Spans Mixed-Use Development
Smart Glass Delivers Airport Comfort
Windows & Doors Products
Solar-Thermal/Tankless Water Heating Is LEED Platinum
UV Technology Fights Infection
Co-Gen Delivers Comfort At Ronald McDonald House
HVAC & Plumbing Products
Contemporary Lighting, Outdoor Dining
Low Voltage, LEDs Meet Sustainable Goals
Lighting & Electrical Products
Polished-Concrete Floor Reveals Natural Beauty
Interiors Products
Building Technology Products
Showcase
Index
Portfolio
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover1
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover2
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 1
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - The Architects
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 9
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Shaping Neighborhoods
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 17
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Local Atmosphere
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 19
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 20
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 22
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 23
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Concrete Tile Roof Caps Renovation
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 25
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 26
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Decking Provides Venue Views
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Exteriors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 29
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - After The Storm
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 31
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Lofty Windows
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Glass Spans Mixed-Use Development
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Smart Glass Delivers Airport Comfort
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 37
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Windows & Doors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 39
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Solar-Thermal/Tankless Water Heating Is LEED Platinum
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 41
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 42
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - UV Technology Fights Infection
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 44
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Co-Gen Delivers Comfort At Ronald McDonald House
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 46
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 47
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 48
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 49
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - HVAC & Plumbing Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 51
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 52
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Contemporary Lighting, Outdoor Dining
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Low Voltage, LEDs Meet Sustainable Goals
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Lighting & Electrical Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 56
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Polished-Concrete Floor Reveals Natural Beauty
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 58
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 59
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Interiors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 61
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Building Technology Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 63
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Showcase
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Index
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Portfolio
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