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"Find Joy" Curved Steel Artwork Brings Joyful Color to New Rooftop Garden at the Kendell Center in Cambridge
"Find Joy" Curved Steel Artwork Brings Joyful Color to New Rooftop Garden at the Kendell Center in Cambridge

“Find Joy” was commissioned by Boston Properties for their new community rooftop garden at Kendall Center located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The artwork was created by @creativemachines and Albina bent the following materials for the project.

Material: 6” SCH40 A53B ERW
6 lengths x 40 feet to net 15 pieces
Albina to cut and Bend only to net 2 hearts AND the letters J-O-Y.

Material: 6” SCH40 A53B ERW
10 pieces bent to a 24” centerline radius
1 piece bent to a 30” centerline radius
2 pieces rolled to form the Small Heart
2 pieces rolled to form the Large Heart

Feel Joy by Creative Machines at Kendell Center Rooftop Garden

Feel Joy by Creative Machines at Kendell Center Rooftop Garden

Feel Joy by Creative Machines at Kendell Center Rooftop Garden

Feel Joy by Creative Machines at Kendell Center Rooftop Garden

 

Hayward Field Takes Home the 2022 Popular Choice Architizer A+ Award in the Stadium and Arena Category
Hayward Field Takes Home the 2022 Popular Choice Architizer A+ Award in the Stadium and Arena Category

The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and spaces. The award honors the world's best in buildings and spaces. Hayward Field has received the 2022 Popular Choice Architizer A+ Award in the Stadium and Arena Category. 

Albina Co., Inc. “The Front Runner in Steel Bending. We Tower Above the Rest” Albina Co., Inc. was thrilled to be an integral part of reconstructing Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. Hayward Field is the world-class home to @OregonTF. Hayward Field is an Award-Winning Project!

2022 Popular Choice Architizer A+ Award in the Stadium and Arena Category

2021 @archpaper AN Best of Design Award in the Sports and Stadiums Category

Albina created the curved steel diaphragm used to support the roof structure and provided various bent materials to help construct the landmark tower at the northeast corner of the facility as well as the jumbotron. Designers wanted to create a structure that was open and airy, allowing spectators to enjoy great views and natural daylight, in an intimate environment.

Pipe: Hayward Field Roof

We rolled 600 lengths, varying from 28’-0” to 75’-6” long, of 14" OD X .375" / .500 WALL A500-18 GRADE B&C. That is 1,500,000# lot weight (750 tons) of rolled steel, 32 inbound trucks and 90 outbound trucks.

Plate: Hayward Field Roof

The 14” OD material was laid over the top of the plate that we bent for this project. We bent 300 lengths, varying from 3’-0” to 37’-0” long, of PLATE 1½" THICK X 16¾" WIDE A572 GR. 50 and PLATE 1½" THICK X 10" WIDE A572 GR. 50.

Metropolis Magazine Feature Article

University of Oregon Home Page

Construction/Erection Video

In addition, we provided various bent steel parts for general field enhancement and utilities at the newly renovated complex.

Our work was extremely precise, and we had zero rejected parts by the fabricator, Fought & Co., Inc.  In fact, they also informed us that when measuring the work points during fabrication, they never once had to heat up or adjust the bending. To make the erection process go smoothly, we marked every 3-4 feet on the centerline back of the pipe to assist in the layout process for the diagrid “fish-mouth” stubs, and up-stands for the roofing system.

Hayward Field University of Oregon

Hayward Field Curved Steel Roof Diaphragm

In addition to the iconic roof, the tower at Hayward creates a community landmark honoring the first 100 years of track and field at Oregon.

Hayward Field 187-foot tall Tower

We rolled 400 lengths for Alpha Iron, varying from 20’-0” to 60’-0” long, of Tube Steel 8" X 4" X .500" WALL A500 GR B, 8-5/8" OD X .625" WALL A500C WHEELED, 8-5/8" OD X .375" WALL A500C WHEELED, 8-5/8" OD X .250" WALL A500C WHEELED, and Flat Bar 3/8" X 4½" A36. That is 330,000# lot weight (165 tons) of rolled steel, 10 inbound trucks and 16 outbound trucks!

 

Hayward Field Tower University of Oregon

Tower at Hayward Field University of Oregon

Hayward Field Jumbotron

Albina bent 101,000# total pounds for this project for Alpha Iron. We bent 43 pieces (20 lens x 50 ft:  10¾" OD X .375" WALL A500 GR. C) to various radii ranging from 5'-3" up to 224'-4" all to AESS standards. We bent 27 pieces (19 lens x 60 ft:  12¾" OD X .375" WALL A500 GR. C) to various radii ranging from 5'-11" up to 208'-8" all to AESS standards. We bent 3 pieces (1 len x 42 ft:  12¾" OD X .500" WALL A500 GR. C) to a 4'-6" radius all to AESS standards.

A project for the record books for sure.


Hayward Field Jumbotron

Jumbotron at Hayward Field

University of Oregon Hayward Field Jumbotron

Photo credit Cheryl Sproul, Sophie Biegel and @brooke_smith_photography

Steel Solutions Help Launch Seattle's Space Needle Into the Future
Steel Solutions Help Launch Seattle's Space Needle Into the Future

Albina Co. Inc. bent the spiral staircases at the newly renovated Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. The Space Needle's rotating glass floor, dubbed "The Loupe", is located just below the open-air observation deck and Albina Co., Inc. was the steel bender/roller for the custom spiral staircases connecting the two areas. The stair centilevers off concealed supports, so the staircase appears to float above the glass floor below thus creating a very unique experience for the visitors. 

Albina Co., Inc. bent 1" thick x 13 ¼" wide A572 GR 50 to yield three 180" pieces and three 144" pieces of rolled plate and 1" thick x 10-13/16" wide A572 GR 50 to yield one 80" piece of rolled plate. We also bent tube steel 10" x 6" x .625" WALL A500 GR B to a 11’ 6” inside plan view radius (the easy way).

More detailed information on the project can be found in the May 2022 Issue of Modern Steel

Space Needle Floating Spiral Staircase

Curved Steel Spiral Staircase at the Space Needle in Seattle

Steel Spiral Staircase at the Space Needle in Seattle

Space Needle Seattle, Washington

 

 

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!

 

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

 

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

 

 

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