Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Courts - SCOTUS's building is undergoing restoration and is wrapped in fabric from a Carmel IND company
According to the Architect of the Capitol:
Scaffolding was installed during the summer of 2012 across the entire west elevation of the building. The scaffold is wrapped in a scrim enclosure printed with a full-size photograph of the building’s façade – a practice that is used extensively in Europe. As work is completed on the north and south portions of the façade, the scaffold will be partially removed.And that mesh wrapper, printed with a full-scale image of the building, was produced in Carmel, Indiana, according to this news release:
Carmel, Ind. -- Top Value Fabrics' mesh banner media has been selected for use in a prominent project for the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C.
The media has been installed as a building wrap for the Supreme Court Building while a comprehensive restoration is completed to the facade. The media was printed with a full-scale image of the building's exterior and the installation was completed over scaffolding to provide the restoration crew with the needed functionality and ease of access for the duration of the project.
"The United States Supreme Court mesh installation allows this iconic building to remain recognizable throughout the restoration for tourists and local residents alike," explained Chris Fredericks, President of Top Value Fabrics. "As a company, Top Value Fabrics and our partners are proud to play a small part in the renovation of this National Historic Landmark."
Renovations to the 77-year-old building include a detailed cleaning of the facade, replacement of mortar and sealants, and a conservation treatment. The work is ongoing and as restoration is completed, the scaffolding will be removed.
The Top Value Fabrics media was chosen for this project after an extensive selection process. In addition to building wraps, the company's printable banner media is used for stadium wraps, event banners and murals.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 2, 2013 02:12 PM
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