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Spiral Staircase Leads to Statue of Liberty's Eternal Flame of Enlightenment Centerpiece at Met Gala
Spiral Staircase Leads to Statue of Liberty's Eternal Flame of Enlightenment Centerpiece at Met Gala

When guests walked into the Met Gala’s Great Hall, they were greeted by the Statue of Liberty’s eternal flame of enlightenment at the centerpiece of this year’s ball. Albina bent the 1” pipe framework for the ribbons of a towering spiral staircase leading to the shimmering flame. When our customer received the bends, they had this to say:

"We received the bends and they look great! I appreciate that everything was checked and well labeled before you guys sent it out. It was a pleasure working with you and I hope to do business in the future."

The centerpiece was featured in Vogue Magazine  and a time lapse of the erection can be seen on Instagram.  Below are a few pictures from the fabrication and erection processes.

Spiraled Stair for Met Gala Eternal Flame Centerpiece

Erection of Spiraled Staircase for Met Gala Eternal Flame Centerpiece

Met Gala Eternal Flame Centerpiece Spiral Stair

Hayward Field Jumbotron Takes First Place for Impressive Presentation
Hayward Field Jumbotron Takes First Place for Impressive Presentation

Albina bent 101,000#’s of steel for structural base of the new jumbotron at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.

Materials bent included:

20 lens x 50 ft: 10¾" OD X .375" WALL A500 GR. C
Bent 43 pieces to various radii ranging from 5'-3" up to 224'-4" all to AESS standards.

19 lens x 60 ft: 12¾" OD X .375" WALL A500 GR. C
Bent 27 pieces to various radii ranging from 5'-11" up to 208'-8" all to AESS standards.

1 len x 42 ft: 12¾" OD X .500" WALL A500 GR. C
Bent 3 pieces to a 4'-6" radius all to AESS standards.

Hayward Field Curved Steel Jumbotron University of Oregon

Hayward Field Curved Steel Jumbotron University of Oregon

Hayward Field Curved Steel Jumbotron University of Oregon

Hayward Field Curved Steel Jumbotron University of Oregon

Hayward Field Curved Steel Jumbotron University of Oregon

Hayward Field Curved Steel Jumbotron University of Oregon

Photo credit @cheryjsproul and @brookesmithphotography

Newly Renovated Restoration Hardware Retail Store Features Gorgeous Spiral Staircase
Newly Renovated Restoration Hardware Retail Store Features Gorgeous Spiral Staircase

Restoration Hardware’s newest San Francisco gallery spans all 5 stories of the historic and newly renovated Bethlehem Steel Building and features a gorgeous spiral staircase! You can visit the Bethlehem Steel Building on the corner of Illinois and 20th Street in the Dogpatch. Materials Albina rolled for the spiral staircase included:

20 lengths x 20 ft 1½" OD X .120" WALL HREW
4 pcs spiraled to a 8’-11” radius
4 pcs spiraled to a 4’-5” radius
4 pcs spiraled to a 8’-9” radius
1 pc bent flat to a 4’-5” radius
1 pc bent flat to a 8’-9” radius
1 pc bent to a 10” radius
6 lengths x 20 ft FB ½" X 2" A36
All material was rolled flat to a recalculated radius- customer to pull to pitch.
6 pcs bent to a 4’-1” radius the hardway
20 pcs bent to a 9’-0” radius the hardway
6 lengths x 20 ft C2 X 1 X .188 A36
All material was rolled flat to a recalculated radius- customer to pull to pitch.
6 pcs bent to a 4’-1” radius the hardway
10 pcs bent to a 9’-5” radius the hardway
144 pcs PL ¼" X 1'-2½" A572-50
24 pcs PL ¼" X 2'-4" A572-50
C15 X 33.9# A36
4 pcs bent to a 4’-3” radius the flanges in
5 pcs bent to a 8’-11” radius the flanges out
C12 X 20.7# A36
4 pcs bent to various radii the flanges in
2 pcs bent to various radii the flanges out

Spiral Staircase at Restoration Hardware Pier 70 San Francisco

Spiral Staircase at Restoration Hardware Pier 70 Bethlehem Steel Building

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is a 2022 IDEAS2 National Award Winner!
The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is a 2022 IDEAS2 National Award Winner!

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Science in Lubbock, Texas is a 220,000 square foot state-of-the-art campus featuring two theaters, event space, a full-service bistro and a ballet academy under one roof. Albina bent various materials for the signature spiral staircase in the Christine DeVitt Lobby. See the video below to get a sneak peek inside!

TS 16" X 8" X .625" WALL A500 GR C
16 pcs: Spiral bend the easy way
Bent down to a 7 ft plan view radius.

TS 10" X 6" X .625" WALL A500 GR C
10 pcs: Spiral bend the hard way
Bend down to a 14' 11" plan view radius.

Steel Spiral Stringers for The Buddy Holly Hall of Arts & Sciences

Top Down view of the Steel Spiral Staircase at The Buddy Holly Hall of Arts & Sciences

For more details on the entire project and to see a full list of winners check out AISC's website. The projects will be featured in the May edition of Modern Steel Construction.

Steel Tree-Like Columns and Curved “Steel” Branches Create a Biophilic-Inspired Archway Entrance for the Freyer-Newman Center at the Denver Botanical Gardens
Steel Tree-Like Columns and Curved “Steel” Branches Create a Biophilic-Inspired Archway Entrance for the Freyer-Newman Center at the Denver Botanical Gardens

Albina bent 40,000# of steel for the steel tree-like columns and curved “steel” branches that create the biophilic-inspired archway entrance for the Freyer-Newman Center at the Denver Botanical Gardens. Albina bent 60 pieces of W8 X 31# A992 the hard way to a full scale layout. We also bent Tube Steel 8" X 6" X .500" WALL A500 GR B the hard way and MC8 X 20# A36 the hard way. The Freyer - Newman Center is a LEED GOLD building, designed by Denver’s Davis Partnership Architects. The Center houses six classrooms; four galleries; new herbaria for vascular plants, mushrooms and slime molds; laboratories; a new library and a coffee shop. Steel Tree-Like Columns and Curved Steel Branches for the Freyer-Newman Center at the Denver Botanical Gardens

The project was featured in the April Issue of Modern Steel.

Steel tree-like columns and curved steel branches for the Freyer-Newman Center at the Denver Botanical Gardens

"Bird of Paradise" on Display at Carrollwood Village Park in Tampa, Florida
"Bird of Paradise" on Display at Carrollwood Village Park in Tampa, Florida

"Bird of Paradise", a curved steel sculpture is located at Carrollwood Village Park in Tampa, Florida.

Artist @curt_pittman (www.curtpittman.net)


Materials bent by Albina included:
5 lens x 21 ft: 3" SCH80 A53B ERW. All material rolled by Albina to various radii, arc lengths and configurations.

2 lengths: 4" SCH80 A53B ERW. All material rolled by Albina to various radii, arc lengths and configurations.

2 lens x 20 ft: 1¼" X 1¼" X 1/8" ANGLE A36. All material rolled leg out by Albina to various radii, arc lengths and configurations.

Photo Credit: @curt_pittman

"Bird of Paradise" Raw Materials in Shop at Albina Co., Inc.

"Bird of Paradise" Assembly Prior to Installation at Carrollwood Village Park

"Bird of Paradise" Night Picture at Carrollwood Village Park in Tampa Florida

Curved Steel Artwork Takes Center Court at Louisiana Tech's Business School
Curved Steel Artwork Takes Center Court at Louisiana Tech's Business School

Displayed in the courtyard of Louisiana Tech's Business School, "Aspire" creates a unique piece of curved steel artwork for the students to pass by on the daily and imagine the person they aspire to be. Artist @curt_pittman (www.curtpittman.net)

Material bent by Albina included:
27 lens x 40 ft: 3" SCH80 A53B ERW. All material rolled by Albina to various radii, arc lengths and configurations.

90 lens x 16 ft: CH 1" X 1" X 1/8" 6063-T52 ALUM. All material rolled flanges out by Albina to various radii, arc lengths and configurations.

11 lengths: 2" SCH40 A53B ERW. All material rolled by Albina to various radii, arc lengths and configurations.

Photo Credit: @curt_pittman

"Aspire" by Curtis Pittman LA Tech University

Louisiana Tech University Business School "Aspire"

"Aspire" Business School Curved Steel Sculpture at LA Tech

"Aspire" Curved Steel Sculpture at LA Tech Business School

Rolled Plate Helps to Create Unique "Phoenix" Sculpture Designed by Damon Hyldreth
Rolled Plate Helps to Create Unique "Phoenix" Sculpture Designed by Damon Hyldreth

Albina recently rolled various sizes and lengths of plate for Sculptor Damon Hyldreth for his piece titled “Phoenix.” The piece measures 15 x 8 x 8 ft. and was commissioned by The Huntington, Duarte, CA

@damon_hyldreth_sculpture

Materials rolled included:
5 lengths x 20 ft: 1" x 15" A572 Gr50 Plate
1 length x 7 ft: 1½" x 84" A572 Gr50 Plate

Rolled Plate Sculpture "Phoneix" by Damon Hyldreth

Curved Steel Canopies Create Gathering Place at Civic Square in Goodyear, Arizona
Curved Steel Canopies Create Gathering Place at Civic Square in Goodyear, Arizona

Civic Square, in Goodyear, Arizona, will serve as a highly-desirable community gathering spot for festivals, concerts, parades and other community events. Albina bent various materials for the canopies at the center of Civic Square. Albina bent the following materials for the project:

TS 16" X 8" X .375" WALL A500 GR B
16 pcs all bent the easy way to a 36 ft – 44 ft radii.

TS 14" X 6" X .375" WALL A500 GR B
12 pcs all bent the easy way to a 40 ft – 43 ft radii.

TS 10" X 4" X .250" WALL A500 GR B
5 pcs all bent the easy way to a 27 ft – 30 ft radii.

TS 6" X 3" X .375" WALL A500 GR B
4 pcs all bent the easy way to a 36 ft – 44 ft radii.

1½" SCH40 A500 GR B
21 pcs all bent to a 28 ft – 44 ft radii.

Civic Square Curved Steel Canopy Raw Material located in Goodyear, Arizona

Civic Square Curved Steel Canopies in Goodyear, Arizona

Polished Stainless Steel Sculpture "Flourish" Creates Gateway Into the City of Lake Oswego
Polished Stainless Steel Sculpture "Flourish" Creates Gateway Into the City of Lake Oswego

Albina is part of yet another "What's Cool In Steel" project! "Flourish", a gateway sculpture located in Lake Oswego, Oregon is featured in the December 2021 Issue of Modern Steel. Albina bent 6 lengths of 2½" SCH40 T304 S/S POLISHED- to a 32’-0” radius for “Flourish." The sculpture was installed as a welcoming gateway to the city and in addition, it addresses pedestrian and vehicular traffic along sightlines to the north and south on HWY 43.

"Flourish" Gateway Sculpture by Ed Carpenter

"Flourish" Gateway Sculpture by Ed Carpenter

For more information visit @ed_carpenter_artist or www.edcarpenter.net. Photo Credits: Mario Gallucci and Ed Carpenter.