The Puck Building is an historic building in New York City built in 1885. It currently houses upscale shops and residences. Our project was to design a simple canopy system for two outdoor penthouse apartment areas. The canopies at the Puck Building were designed to be simple yet functional, with a need to blend with
Glass Canopy anchors are required to do a lot more work than typical anchors for skylights and cladding systems. This is due to the need for them to resist: The deadload of the canopy The torsion created by the cantilever of the canopy The uplift forces of windload The deadload of projected snow and ice
Canopy gutters often become a hot potato in terms of who owns them – handed off between trades because of their unique challenges: They can leak, clog, and they require regular maintenance for proper long term operation. Over the years, we have found the following considerations to be most important when designing a gutter from
One of the most common questions about glass canopy design is the correct slope at which to specify the glass. The traditional recommendation (at least 15 degrees) is often not heeded, for aesthetic design reasons. The 15 degree rule has been in place for years on nearly all sloped glass applications, whether they are skylights,
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