The use of locally manufactured products was important to the project and the Hollaender VUE system met all criteria and exceeded expectations in quality and finish.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) July 18, 2014
3CDC, a non-profit real estate development and finance organization, has incorporated Hollaender Manufacturing’s Interna-Rail VUE glass railing system into Mercer Commons, a recently completed condominium project located in Cincinnati, Ohio’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
3CDC is a non-profit real estate development and finance organization focused on strategically revitalizing Cincinnati’s downtown urban core in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati corporate community.
Mr. John Wagner of Cleveland based City Architects was tasked with designing a modern building in Over-the-Rhine, a neighborhood known for its classic 19th century architecture. "For this important project in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood we were looking for a railing system that complimented the modern design of the building but still provided a desired transparency to not compete with the beautiful ornamental ironwork prevalent in this historic district,” Mr. Wagner said. “In addition, the use of locally manufactured products was important to the project and the Hollaender VUE system met all criteria and exceeded expectations in quality and finish.”
Most glass railing systems used for multi-family condos/apartment are channel captured. This means they are captured at top and bottom and sometimes on the sides, by upper and lower rails. Hollaender's Interna-Rail VUE system features post mounted glass. By capturing the glass on the sides while supporting the glass at the bottom, both horizontal mid-rails are eliminated as is the need to drill through the glass. The result is a glass railing system that is transparent, while eliminating any holes drilled in glass that can result in metal-to-glass contact. This is much more cost effective than structural glass or shoe mounted systems.
The Interna-Rail VUE system is constructed using Hollaender’s aluminum Interna-Rail handrail, glass or acrylic panels, and Hollaender’s panel clips. The modular system is simple-to-install, maximizes visibility through the railing system, and is a more cost effective alternative than stainless systems. All Interna-Rail fittings and pipe come standard with a clear anodized finish or a dark bronze anodized finish. Optionally, the system can be powder coated to AAMA 2604 specifications, or Kynar® coated and can be designed to meet any building code.
About Hollaender Manufacturing
Hollaender is a manufacturer and marketer of aluminum structural pipe fittings, aluminum pipe, and infill panels, as well as final assemblies that use these components. These components are used in the design and build of handrail, guardrail and safety rail systems as well as a wide variety of unique modular pipe and fitting based structures for commercial, residential, public works and industrial applications, as well for retail store fixtures and other structural applications. These components and systems are marketed under the trademarked brands Speed-Rail® and Interna-Rail®. Hollaender also offers consultation, design, and project management services.