Albina bent 10 lengths of 60-65 foot spans of wide flange W36 X 135# A709-50W the easy way to a radius range of 95 ft – 229 ft, depending on the length and section of the bridge. The Red Electric Bridge, located in Southwest Portland, provides pedestrians and cyclists with a direct, car-free link to the main streets of the area through a forested gulch.
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!
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.
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.
For more information visit @ed_carpenter_artist or www.edcarpenter.net. Photo Credits: Mario Gallucci and Ed Carpenter.
We recently used our state of the art induction spiral bending process to help create a gorgeous residential staircase for a custom home by Tate Builders. Materials included TS 12" X 8" X .500" WALL A500 GR B Induction spiral bent to AESS standards to a 3’ – 6” plan view radius. 256” minimum bent and 1½" OD X .120" WALL T316 S/S Spiral bent grab rails- Bent and polished to a 180 grit finish.
To learn more about the "Minawetu" property visit the Tate Builders website or check them out on instagram @tate.builders.mv
Abina reently partnered with @CreativeMachines to create some amazing curved steel artwork that will be installed very soon. The first piece we provided bent material for is titled "ACB Globe." Albina bent 12 lengths of 2½" SCH80 T304 S/S to a 6’-11” radius – 7’-4” radius.
The second piece we provided bending for is titled "Orbits Interweave" at NASA's Goddard Space Center. Albina bent 1 length of 3" SCH160 2507 SUPER DUPLEX S/S SMLS to a 19’-2” radius, 1 length 1½" SCH80 2507 SUPER DUPLEX S/S SMLS to a 13’-9” radius, and 3 pieces of 6" SCH40 A53B ERW to a 10’-2½” radius.
Albina loves to partner with local and national artists on fun and exciting projects like these! We help make curved steel art possible for corporate campuses, government buildings, museums, courtyards, entry-ways, university buildings and common areas, parks and much more.
Albina recently provided 127,000# of bent steel for a 230-foot long bicycle bridge along the South Bayfront in Emeryville, CA. Albina induction bent 15 lengths of TS 16" X 16" X .625" WALL A1085 A513 to 149 ft and 289 ft radii and 9 lengths of TS 20" X 12" X .625" WALL A1085 A513 induction bent the easy way to 290 ft and 310 ft radii.
Photo Credit: Campus Planning & Facilities Management University of Oregon
Do you ever find yourself stumbling over your words when people ask you what you do or to describe what your company does? My father taught me at a young age that I should always have my elevator speech ready so I could describe to someone what we do in the amount of time it takes to travel up a few stories in an elevator. Since we can't ride in elevators with anyone other than our immediate family anymore, here is a quick 30 second video of some of the amazing rolled metal projects we have been a part of!
Photo Credits: Signature Curved Steel Sky Bridge at the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact by Campus Planning and Facilities Mgmt. University of Oregon. Portside Pier San Diego Bay CA. (Building and Staircase) by @haleyhillphotography Barbara Walker Pedestrian Bridge along Portland's Wildwood Trail in Portland Oregon by Ed Carpenter Circular Staircase at the "Trinity Complex", home to American Airlines Headquarters in Fort Worth, TX by Viva Railings LLC Hayward Field Stadium Roof and Tower by Oregon Track & Field Williams Creek Shoup Bridge in Salem, Idaho by Linda Ulery
Albina recently bent various parts for an interconnecting spiral staircase, modeled after the helical structure of DNA, at a new 1.6 million sq ft biotech campus in the Bay area. Materials: 1" OD X .120" WALL T304 S/S #4 FINISH, 1½" OD X .120" WALL 304 S/S #4 FINISH and 1½" OD X .180" WALL 304 S/S #4 FINISH All railings and returns bent by Albina (flat rolling and spiral rolling).
Materials: PL 1" THICK X 14" WIDE A572-65, PL 1" THICK X 6.375" WIDE A572-65 Materials: 2½" X 2½" X 3/8" ANGLE A36, 2" X 2" X ¼" ANGLE A36 All misc. stair parts bent by Albina to various configurations.
Materials: PL 1" THICK X 14" WIDE A572-65 All Ribbon Helixes bent by Albina to a 3’-0” plan view radius (spiral rolled the easy-way).
What’s Cool In Steel? Modern Steel presents tons of fun projects showcasing the use of cool steel in the December Issue, including the Barbara Walker Pedestrian Bridge along Portland’s Wildwood Trail. The Barbara Walker Crossing Footbridge is a two time CODA Award Winner. The bridge, designed by local artist, Ed Carpenter, is 178’ long measured at the center of its curving deck. Its basic structure is a tri-chord truss of rusting and painted steel. Carpenter’s design evokes imagery of the sword ferns and vine maples lining the entire length of the Wildwood Trail. This project is a collaborative effort of the Portland Parks Foundation in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), and Metro. Albina Co., Inc. bent 3½” SCH80 A847 and 5″ SCH40 A847 all rolled to various radii, as well as 1″ SCH40 A53B, 1½” SCH40 A53B, 1½” SCH80 A53B all rolled to various radii. (Photo Credit: Ed Carpenter).