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March 20, 2017: Window fritting is first art installation

The installation of the window fritting on the 3-story lobby curtainwall is visible from the Gundale Chapel interior.
The installation of the window fritting on the 3-story lobby curtainwall is visible from the Gundale Chapel interior.

The glass fritting being installed on the 3-story lobby curtainwall is the first of the more than two dozen sponsored art projects in the Hagfors Center. To learn more about the artists and art works designed for the Hagfors Center, see the Art & Identity web site.

Construction Site Work:

  • The lobby curtainwall glass fritting features Martin Luther's handwritten score of "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" overlaid with the cell structure of elm wood.
    The lobby curtainwall glass fritting features Martin Luther’s handwritten score of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” overlaid with the cell structure of elm wood.

    Glass fritting on the lobby curtainwall. Installation of the glass curtainwall for the Hagfors Center lobby is underway. This includes the first art installation: the glass fritting created by sculptor Andrea Stanislav and sponsored by Paul and Abigail Pribbenow.

    The pattern is Martin Luther’s handwritten score of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” overlaid with the cell structure of elm wood (see photo at right). For more information, read the gift announcement story: .

  • The rooftop greenhouse is taking shape, and boasts stunning views of Minneapolis.
    The rooftop greenhouse is taking shape, and boasts stunning views of Minneapolis.

    Rooftop greenhouse. Work continues on the structural aluminum framework for the rooftop greenhouse (see photo at right). Crews will also continue installing glass for the greenhouse this week.

  • Skyway painting. The final sections of the skyway painting will be completed this week. The sections over 21st Avenue South are finished, and the street has been reopened to traffic and parking.
  • Mechanical area. Crews are beginning to install the metal panel exterior for the mechanical area, now that all the mechanical equipment has been set into place in that area.
  • Freight elevator. Installation of the north elevator will begin this week.
  • Hand-laid brick. The hand-laid brick wall on the flexible classroom is complete. (The remainder of the south wall will be glass.) Crews are setting up scaffolding and framing for the brick work on the main entrance this week (see photo below, at left).
  • Tower crane retires. The work of the construction tower crane on the Hagfors Center site is complete. Crews are demobilizing the crane and removing it from the site this week. See photo below, at right, for a last look at the tower crane over the construction site.

 

This south view of the Hagfors Center shows the suspended chapel, lobby curtainwall work, and the hand-laid brick of the flexible classroom wall.
This south view of the Hagfors Center shows the suspended chapel, lobby curtainwall work, and the hand-laid brick of the flexible classroom wall.
This rooftop view of the chapel cupola shows the completed glass installation and the tower crane before it was retired from the construction site.
This rooftop view of the chapel cupola shows the completed glass installation and the tower crane before it was retired from the construction site.