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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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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