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SFO Airport Control Tower Clad in Alucobond Plus Welcomes Passengers With Lit-Torch Design

SFO airport control tower, San Francisco, HNTB, Fentress Architects, Keith, Panel, Pacific Erectors, Alucobond, Plus, SFO, Siliver, ACM, Photography, John, Swain Photographer © John Swain

Project Name: San Francisco International Airport's (SFO) airport traffic control tower
Project Location: San Francisco, CA
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® Plus Custom SFO Silver
Design Architect: HNTB Corp.
Design Build Architect: Fentress Architects
Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.
Installer: Pacific Erectors
General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore
Photography: Daniel Lunghi Photography, John Swain Photography
Design of San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) new airport traffic control tower not only was focused on functional goals – including meeting the strictest seismic event standards, offering maximum sightlines and accommodating state-of-the-art electronics – it also needed to serve as an iconic airport symbol. (more…)


LAX International Terminal Features Ocean Wave Roof Design With Alucobond

Alucobond ACM, LAX Airport, Fentress Architects, Los Angeles, California, Photo by David Ford [David Ford of Crown Corr]

Project Name: New Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at LAX
Project Location: Los Angeles, California
Alucobond Materials: 4mm Custom LAX Fawn Metallic
Year of Installation: 2013
Architect: Fentress Architects, Denver, Colorado
Fabricator: Elward Systems Corp., Lakewood, Colorado
Attachment System: Elward Systems Corp. Rout and Return Dry System
Installer: Gary, Ind.-headquartered Crown Corr, Inc.
Images: Jason A. Knowles © Fentress Architects and David Ford
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the sixth busiest airport in the world and the third busiest in the United States serving nearly 63.7 million passengers – including 17 million international passengers – in 2012. Visitors are drawn to Los Angeles to experience everything from the area’s temperate coastal climate and beaches to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood movie-making. (more…)