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.
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
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!
Albina recently spiral rolled 4 pieces of 14"OD X .500" WALL A53 GR B WHEELED to a 9'-4" plan view radius for both the spiral and landing support sections of the lobby spiral staircase in the Volvo Cab Assembly Building. Our Induction Heat Source and Increment Bending Method Produces Extremely Tight Spiral Bends to Industry Leading Quality AESS Standards. Check out our photo gallery of projects.
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!
The facelift to 1360 North Harbor Drive along the North Embarcadero is complete! The Port of San Diego and The Brigantine, Inc. began construction in July 2018 to redevelop Portside Pier including introducing four new dining concepts and enhancing the panoramic views of San Diego Bay for daily visitors. Albina Co., Inc. provided 60,000 pounds of various bent materials for the unique curved roof structure as well as for a signature spiral staircase that leads from the dock to the second floor public walkway and viewing deck. Photo Credit @haleyhillphotography
Materials bent by Albina Co., Inc. included: TS 14" X 6" X .500" WALL A500 GR B (6 pieces spiral bent the easy way as tight as a 17 ft plan view radius, 4 pieces bent the easy way as tight as a 17 ft inside radius.) TS 12" X 6" X .500" WALL A500 GR B (8 pieces bent the easy way as tight as a 2' 7" outside radius, 8 pieces spiral bent the easy way as tight as a 2' 7" plan view radius.) TS 8" X 8" X .500" WALL A500 GR B (84 pieces bent to various radii and configurations.) TS 18" X 6" X .375" WALL A500 GR B (4 pcs bent the hard way.) W10 X 12# A992 (9 pcs bent the hard way.) W18 X 35# A992 (15 pcs bent the hard way.) W16 X 26# A992 (2 pcs bent the hard way.) W14 X 22# A992 (13 pcs bent the hard way.)
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"
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 LINK IN OUR BIO to get a sneak peek inside!
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.
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.
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.