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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

 

 

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

Custom Spiral Staircase for Seattle Area Tech Company
Custom Spiral Staircase for Seattle Area Tech Company

We recently spiraled nearly 100 pieces of plate which formed the spiral staircase stringers of a multi-level spiral staircase for a major tech company in Seattle, WA. We also rolled 37 pieces of stainless steel tubing for the handrail. Materials rolled included:

1" THICK A572 GR 50 PLATE IMPORT MATERIAL
Phase 1: Spiral roll the easy way a total of 80 pcs.

1" THICK A572 GR 50 PLATE - 2" THICK A572 GR 50 PLATE
Phase 2: Bevel, Roll and Trim a total of 20+ pcs

1½" SCH40 T304 S/S #4 FINISH
Phase 3: Spiral roll 37 pcs of handrail.

We currently have three plate rolls in our facility ranging from small to large capacity. We just received a new CNC plate roll and have purchased another medium capacity plate roll to arrive in November. Contact us for all of your plate rolling needs!

Spiral Rolled Plate Staircase Stringers

Spiral Rolled Plate Staircase Stringers Aerial View

Rolled Stainless Steel Handrails

The DAVI MAV K30 Plate Roll is Cranking Out Some Pretty Impressive Cylinders
The DAVI MAV K30 Plate Roll is Cranking Out Some Pretty Impressive Cylinders

We recently rolled some large cylinders on our DAVI MAV K30 plate roll. We rolled A36 Plate ¼" THICK X 120" WIDE x 40 ft long. We rolled 21 lengths x 40 ft all rolled to a 5'-0" outside radius. Albina's job was to Cut, Bevel, Roll, Tack Weld, and Brace for Shipping.

Plate Rolling Cylinders at Albina Co., Inc.

Tack Welded Cylinders from DAVI MAV K30 Plate Roll

Spiral Staircase Graces the Lobby of San Jose Headquartered Tech Company
Spiral Staircase Graces the Lobby of San Jose Headquartered Tech Company

Albina Co., Inc., was lucky enough to be the bender/roller for a beautiful spiral staircase that graces the lobby of one of the major tech companies headquartered in San Jose, California. Albina bent the following materials for the project:

Tube Steel 3" X 3" X .375" WALL A500 GR B
Channel C15 X 40# A572-50
3/8" THICK X 24" WIDE CORTEN PLATE
¼" THICK X 77¾" WIDE CORTEN PLATE
¼" THICK X 29½" WIDE CORTEN PLATE

The Inside stringer for the staircase was rolled to a 26’-11” radius and the outside stringer was rolled to a 32’-3” radius.

Signature Steel Spiral Staircase in the ROKU lobby at their San Jose Headquarters
Albina Co., Inc. Virtual & Aerial Tour 2020
Albina Co., Inc. Virtual & Aerial Tour 2020

Take a journey in, above and around our production shop and office with this high resolution virtual and aerial tour of Albina Co, Inc. See our state of the art roll bending machines in action from a plan view, soar through our bays, watch our certified welders in action, and take a peek into our office and newly renovated lunch and conference rooms.

Rolling Along & Staying Strong: Our Variable Axis Plate Roll is Strong, Reliable & Efficient
Rolling Along & Staying Strong: Our Variable Axis Plate Roll is Strong, Reliable & Efficient

Boy, has it been a long time since we have heard words like "solid, efficient and reliable" used, instead of words like "uncertain, unexpected, and unknown" that have been used so often these last few months in our country. Well, we are here to share with you that our variable axis plate rolling machine has drastically increased our capacity for plate rolling and we are excited about the opportunity to bid your plate rolling needs!
DAVI recently contacted us to conduct an interview related to our experience with both the MCP Big Angle Roll and the MAV Variable Axis Plate Roll. Click here to read "Face to Face With A Master Bender." Watch the video below to learn more and to see the MAV in action!

The overall capacity for standard A36 plate is 10 ft x 2½” thick. For higher yield material (example 60 ksi) the machine can pre-bend and roll the following examples:

  1. 10 ft x 1 5/8″ thick to a 61″ outside diameter.
  2. 9 ft x 1 3/4″ thick to a 96″ outside diameter.
  3. 10 ft x 3/4″ thick to a 30″ inside diameter.
Hayward Field Renovation:“The Front Runner in Steel Bending. We Tower Above the Rest."
Hayward Field Renovation:“The Front Runner in Steel Bending. We Tower Above the Rest."

Photo Credit: University of Oregon Track & Field

We were thrilled to be an integral part of reconstructing Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. Hayward Field is the world-class home to @OregonTF. 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. Designers wanted to create a structure that was open and airy, allowing spectators to enjoy great views and natural daylight, in an intimate environment. See https://linktr.ee/AlbinaCoInc for pictures, video and more!

For the 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. 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.

In addition to the iconic roof, the tower at Hayward (187 feet tall) creates a community landmark honoring the first 100 years of track and field at Oregon. We rolled 400 lengths, 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!

Our work was extremely precise, and we had zero rejected parts by the fabricator, Fought & Co., Inc. 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.

Curved Steel Pipe for Hayward Field Stadium at the University of Oregon

Curved Steel Pipe for Hayward Field Stadium at the University of Oregon

Curved Steel Pipe for Hayward Field Tower at the University of Oregon

Curved Steel Pipe for Hayward Field Tower at the University of Oregon
Custom Spiral Staircase Constructed of Rolled Steel Plate and Steel Tubing
Custom Spiral Staircase Constructed of Rolled Steel Plate and Steel Tubing

Albina Co., Inc. recently rolled several materials for a custom spiral staircase. Materials bent by Albina Co., Inc. include:
PL ¾" X 14" A36- spiral rolled to a 5’ 3” plan view radius and a 9’ 3” plan view radius.
PL ¾" x 4" A36- spiral rolled to a 5’ 3” plan view radius.
PL ¾" X 8" A36- spiral rolled to a 5’ 3” plan view radius.
1½" OD X .120" WALL HREW: Rolled to a 8’ 11” plan view radius.

Rolled Steel Plate Spiral Staircase

Custom Steel Spiral Staircase

Steel Spiral Staircase made of rolled plate and rolled tubing
Spiral Stringers Help Create Stunning Staircase at Altar'd State at The Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace
Spiral Stringers Help Create Stunning Staircase at Altar'd State at The Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace

Albina Co., Inc. recently rolled 16 pieces of 5/8" plate A36 to as tight as a 162" radius. Six pieces of plate were used as the inside stringers of a beautiful spiral staircase at Altar'd State at the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace. Six pieces of plate were used as the outside stringers of the staircase, and four pieces were used on the landings. We bent the stringers, trimmed rectangular treat cut outs, trimmed to length, match paired plates, tacked them together and match drilled all holes. We bolt matched the plates together with a 6 bolts, (2) on the end, (2) in the middle, and (2) on the other end.

We also bent 2½" X 2½" X ¼" ANGLE A36 to help create the spiral staircase. Materials included:

1 piece leg in to a 25” inside radius.  Albina to bend 180° minimum.

1 piece leg out to a 162” inside radius.  Albina to bend 70” minimum arc.

1 piece leg out to a 30” inside radius.  Albina to bend 36” minimum arc.

1 piece leg out to a 19” inside radius.  Albina to bend 80” minimum arc.

1 piece leg in to a 38” inside radius.  Albina to bend 180° minimum.

Lastly, we bent one piece of Flat Bar 5/8" x 12" A36 UM Plate leg in to a 38” inside radius and 180° minimum.

Curved Steel Spiral Staircase at Alter'd State at Cesar's Palace

Alter'd State at Cesar's Palace Curved Steel Spiral Staircase