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Curved Steel Canopy at Arsenal on the Charles Life Science Campus
Curved Steel Canopy at Arsenal on the Charles Life Science Campus

SGA’s, Arsenal on the Charles, is a new life science campus in Watertown, Massachusetts with three new research and laboratory facilities on the bank of the Charles River. SGA specializes in highly sustainable life science buildings and campuses. In addition to the 4-story office and research lab, the campus offers a green space and community gardens where you will find the canopy Albina bent for this project.

We bent 11 lengths of Tube Steel 8” X 6” X .375” WALL A500 GR B to net 14 bent pieces. All parts were bent by Albina to various radii ranging from 4’-3” to 105’-0”.

Curved Steel Canopy at Arsenal on the Charles

Curved Steel Canopy at Arsenal on the Charles

First Contemporary Building is a Centerpiece to Portsmouth New Hampshire's Historic District
First Contemporary Building is a Centerpiece to Portsmouth New Hampshire's Historic District

Albina bent 130,000#, 292 pieces, of various structural steel for the Brick Market, a mixed-use contemporary building in Portsmouth's historic district. Albina supplied various bent pieces of round tubing, wide flange, square and rectangular tubing, channel and angle for the building which features a public market on the first floor, three floors of office space and two levels of underground parking. 

For more information on the project and to see interior pictures visit JSA.

Brick Market Portsmouth New Hampshire

Brick Market Portsmouth New Hampshire

Brick Market Portsmouth New Hampshire

New US Air Force Academy Visitors Center Set to Open in Early 2024
New US Air Force Academy Visitors Center Set to Open in Early 2024

Albina recently rolled 36 pieces of Tube Steel 6” X 6” X .375” WALL A500 GR C to AESS standards at radii ranging from 3’-9” – 24’-4” for the United States Air Force Academy Visitors Center. The visitors center is expected to open early 2024 and the 32,000 square-foot facility will include storytelling and high-tech exhibits reflecting the Air Force and Space Force missions as well as illustrating a day in the life of a cadet at the Academy.  The Visitors Center is viewed as more than a public entrance to the Academy, it is also a gateway to Colorado Springs. Six years in the making, the new area will also feature a hotel, retail space and office space. 

Air Force Academy Visitors Center Entrance

Below are a few videos with more details on the project. 

You Tube Video

Colorado Springs Local News Channel KKTV

San Diego Zoo Habitats, Bridges and Buildings Showcase Curved Steel at It's Best!
San Diego Zoo Habitats, Bridges and Buildings Showcase Curved Steel at It's Best!

We have had the pleasure of providing many bent steel pieces for some fabulous projects at the San Diego Zoo including the Hummingbird Habitat, Komodo Kingdom, the Invert Building, the ZPA Catering Building, the Food Services Building, the Raintree Restroom and many more exhibits throughout both the Children’s zoo and the main part of the zoo. 

Basher Bridge

24 lengths x 48 ft long of 16" OD x .625" wall

Some rolled to a 20 ft radius.

Some rolled to a 50 ft radius.

Some rolled to a 350 ft radius.

Basher Bridge San Diego Zoo

Basher Bridge San Diego Zoo

Hummingbird Building

7 Lengths TS 8” x 4” x .375” Wall A500 GR B rolled Hard Way on various Radii from 24’-8” down to 6’-2”

9 Lengths TS 18 x 6” x .500” Wall A500 GR B rolled Easy Way on various Radii from 30’-11” down to 6’-0”

Hummingbird Habitat San Diego Zoo

Komodo Exhibit

8 Lengths WT5 X 22.5# A992 Split from W10 x 45# Beam and rolled stem up to various Radii from 46’-2” down to 6’-2”

1 Length TS 3” x 3” x .313” Wall A500 GR B rolled to 13’-4” Radii

2 Lengths 6” OD X .500” Wall A500B rolled to various Radii

3 Lengths 6” OD X .375” Wall A500B rolled to various Radii

1 Length TS 12” x 8” x .500” Wall A500B Induction formed easy way to 4’-4” Radii

3 Lengths TS 3” x 3” x .313” Wall A500B rolled on various Radii from 13’-4” down to 5’-0”

7 Lengths TS 3” x 3” x .375” Wall A500B rolled on various Radii from 7’-10” down to 2’-3”

7 Lengths TS 8” x 4” x .375” Wall A500b rolled hard way on various Radii from 51’-6” down to 6’-8”

6 Lengths TS 18” x 6” x .500” Wall A500B rolled easy way on various Radii from 51’-4” down to 6’-6”

10 Lengths TS 6” x 6” x .500” Wall A500B rolled on various Radii from 56’-0” down to 7’-11”

10 Lengths C9 x 13.4# A36 rolled Flanges out and Flanges in on various Radii from 56’-0” down to 7’-11”

6 Lengths TS 12” x 6” x .500” Wall A500 GR B rolled hard way to various Radii from 46’-4” down to 6’-4”

10 Lengths PL ½" THICK X 12" WIDE A36 rolled hard way to various Radii from 46’-9” down to 5’-9”

Komodo Kingdom San Diego Zoo Curved Steel Roof

Invert Building

7 Lengths TS 10” x 8” x .500” Wall A500 GR B rolled Hard Way on 10’-0” Radius

1 Length C12 x 20.7# A36 rolled flanges out to 17’-1” and 11’-10” Radii

2 Lengths 4” x 4” x 3/8” Angle T304 S/S Rolled Leg in and Leg out to 7’-1” and 7’-3” Radii

1 Length 4” x 3” x 3/8” Angle T304 S/S Rolled Leg out to 3’-11” and 9’-4” Radii

Temperature Exhibit

28 Lengths 5/8” Solid Round A36 Rolled to various Radii from 70’-3” down to 3’-11”

9 Lengths TS 8” x 6” x .375” Wall A500B rolled Easy Way to various Radii from 70’-3” down to 3’-11”

9 Lengths C9 x 13.4# A36 Rolled Flanges in and Flanges out to various Radii from 70’-3” down to 3’-11”

ZPA Catering Building

3 Lengths TS 5” x 4” x .375” Wall A500 GR B rolled easy way to various Radii from 40’-7” down to 11’-7”

3 Lengths C9 x 13.4# A36 rolled flanges out to various Radii from 40’-7” down to 11’-7”

3 Lengths TS 6” x 4” x .25” Wall A500 GR B rolled easy way on various Radii from 40’-7” down to 11’-7”

Food Services Building

6 Lengths TS 6” x 4” x .250” Wall A500B rolled easy way to various Radii from 8’-0” down to 4’-10”

6 Lengths C9 x 13.4# A36 Rolled flanges in and flanges out to various Radii from 8’-0” down to 4’-10”

Raintree Restroom

8 Lengths TS 16” x 12” x .500” Wall A500B rolled hard way to 999’-4” Radii

Curved Steel Koala Exhibit San Diego Zoo

Face Painting Curved Steel Roof San Diego Zoo

San Diego Children's Zoo

San Diego Children's Zoo

San Diego Children's Zoo

San Diego Children's Zoo

Elephant Exhibit at the San Diego Zoo

Exhibit at the San Diego Zoo

Exhibit at the San Diego Zoo

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

"Daunting Curves Ahead"- Article in O & M Metal Fabricator
"Daunting Curves Ahead"- Article in O & M Metal Fabricator

A recent issue of O & M Metal Fabricator Magazine, produced by NOMMA, features a case study written by Jeff Fogel with input from key members of the Albina Team, on the great spiraling feat it took to create the spectacular spiral staircase at the American Airlines Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.

We spiral bent Tube Steel 16″ X 16″ X .625″ WALL A500 GR B bent down to a an 18 foot radius, using our induction heating process to create the spiral stringers for the staircase. In addition to the 16″ square, we produced another set of spiral stringers consisting of Tube Steel 14″ x 6″ x .625″ wall REALLY tight, exposed and bent to a 5′-6″ radius on a 45° pitch. These are the type of bends that ONLY Albina can do! The 1.7 million-square-foot complex, dubbed the “Trinity complex,” consists of four seven-story buildings. It cost nearly $300 million to build and houses over 6,500 employees. There were 10 tower cranes on the project and more than 1,000 construction workers on-site during the peak of the project. Viva Railings LLC (Photo credit & Glass/Railing Fabricator). Read “Daunting Curves Ahead"

American Airlines Headquarters Steel Spiral Staircase

Steel Spiral Staircase in the Lobby of the American Airlines Headquarters
Curved Steel Roof at the Living Waters Express Car Wash
Curved Steel Roof at the Living Waters Express Car Wash

Albina recently bent 37,000# of HSS for the Living Waters Express Car Wash in Aurora, Colorado. The concept for the Living Water Express Car Wash was to design a building that resembled flowing water. For more info on the project go to https://linktr.ee/AlbinaCoInc . To help our customer achieve their goals, we bent various materials including:TS 10" X 2" X .250" WALL A500 GR B- 10 pcs bent the hard way
TS 10" X 8" X .250" WALL A500 GR B- 6 pcs bent the hard way
TS 10" X 8" X .375" WALL A500 GR B- 6 pcs bent the hard way
TS 10" X 8" X .313" WALL A500 GR B- 4 pcs bent the hard way
TS 8" X 8" X .250" WALL A500 GR B- 4 pcs bent
3" X 3" X ¼" ANGLE A36- 36 pcs bent leg in
TS 8" X 2" X .250" WALL A500 GR B- 2 pcs bent the easy way

Living Waters Car Wash Showcasing Curved Steel Roof

Curved Steel Roof Trusses at Living Waters Car Wash

Side View of Curved Steel Roof Trusses at Living Waters Car Wash
Curved Steel at our Nation's Schools & Universities
Curved Steel at our Nation's Schools & Universities

Boy how the tide has turned! No longer do I hear, “I don’t want to go to school today!” Instead I hear, “I can’t wait until we get to go back to school!” Kids across the country are gaining a new appreciation for how important it is to physically be able to enter their school buildings to learn. We have been very fortunate to be involved in a number of projects at schools across the nation including custom spiral and circular staircases, curved steel signs, curved steel artwork, curved steel canopies, and more!

Todays Highlight: Curved Steel at our Nation’s Schools & Universities

Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science at Portland State Curved Steel Artwork Portland, OR
Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science at Portland State Curved Steel Artwork Portland, OR

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Curved Steel Spiral Staircase San Diego, CA
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Curved Steel Spiral Staircase San Diego, CA

UCSF Medical Center Curved Steel Parking Canopy San Francisco, CA
UCSF Medical Center Curved Steel Parking Canopy San Francisco, CA

University of Oregon Curved Steel Sky Bridge Phil & Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact Eugene, OR
University of Oregon Curved Steel Sky Bridge Phil & Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact Eugene, OR

Evergreen High School Curved Steel Sign Vancouver, WA
Evergreen High School Curved Steel Sign Vancouver, WA

Sherwood High School Bike Racks Sherwood, OR
Sherwood High School Bike Racks Sherwood, OR

Rainier Beach High School Curved Steel Handrail Seattle, WA
Rainier Beach High School Curved Steel Handrail Seattle, WA

Gonzaga University Curved Steel Spiral Staircase in the Student Union Spokane, WA
Gonzaga University Curved Steel Spiral Staircase in the Student Union Spokane, WA

Oregon State Student Experience Center Curved Steel Canopy Corvallis, OR
Oregon State Student Experience Center Curved Steel Canopy Corvallis, OR
Sometimes the Building Itself is Just As Interesting As What's Inside
Sometimes the Building Itself is Just As Interesting As What's Inside

Often times when you visit a museum, you are looking at the objects of historical, scientific, artistic or cultural significance on the inside of the building, but the BUILDING ITSELF is often very eye-catching, interesting and artistic as well! The same can hold true for your local amphitheater. Yes, you are there to focus on the band or production occurring under the amphitheater’s structure, but take a moment to also appreciate the structure itself.

Today’s Highlight: Museums & Amphitheaters

Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum Curved Roof Structure Seattle, WA.
Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum Curved Roof Structure Seattle, WA.

Sun Valley Music Pavilion Curved Roof Structure Sun Valley, ID.
Sun Valley Music Pavilion Curved Roof Structure Sun Valley, ID.

Peterson Auto Museum Curved Steel Supports for the "Skin" of the Building Los Angeles, CA.
Peterson Auto Museum Curved Steel Supports for the metal "Skin" of the Building Los Angeles, CA. (Photo Courtey A. Zahner)

UC Davis Manetti Shrem Museum of Art Curved Steel Canopies Davis, CA.
UC Davis Manetti Shrem Museum of Art Curved Steel Canopies Davis, CA.
Centennial Park Amphitheater Curved Steel Roof Structures Centennial, CO.
Centennial Park Amphitheater Curved Steel Roof Structures Centennial, CO.

Experience Music Project Curved Steel Supports for the metal "Skin" of the Building Seattle, WA.
Experience Music Project Curved Steel Supports for the metal "Skin" of the Building Seattle, WA.
Final Install Pictures of Curved Steel Circular Staircase for the New American Airlines Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas
Final Install Pictures of Curved Steel Circular Staircase for the New American Airlines Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas

Thanks to Viva Railings LLC (Photo credit & Glass/Railing Fabricator) we have received some final installation pictures of the circular staircase at the "Trinity Complex", home to American Airlines Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. We spiral bent Tube Steel 16″ X 16″ X .625″ WALL A500 GR B bent down to a an 18 foot radius, using our induction heating process to create the spiral stringers for the staircase. In addition to the 16″ square, we produced another set of spiral stringers consisting of Tube Steel 14″ x 6″ x .625″ wall REALLY tight, exposed and bent to a 5′-6″ radius on a 45° pitch. These are the type of bends that ONLY Albina can do! The 1.7 million-square-foot complex, dubbed the “Trinity complex,” consists of four seven-story buildings. It cost nearly $300 million to build and houses over 6,500 employees. There were 10 tower cranes on the project and more than 1,000 construction workers on-site during the peak of the project.

Curved Steel Spiral Staircase for the New American Airlines Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas

Curved Steel Circular Staircase for the New American Airlines Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas