Location: Minneapolis, MN
Application: Historic replication, New construction
SCW Model Series: SCW 2500 Series windows and doors
The four-story Millwright building is new construction, but historic-looking exterior visually links the building to Minneapolis historic Mill District. The simulated divided-light windows with a series of broad arches along the Third Street façade complete the building’s turn-of-the-century look.
The newest ‘old’ building in downtown Minneapolis,” per Architecture MN
Developers chose the SCW 2500 Series historic windows to replicate the large openings, narrow sightlines, and custom shapes of the neighboring historic Mill District. The third-floor arch openings were approximately 12.5 x 25 feet. SCW2500 Series profiles are specifically designed for large window openings and the historic integrity required for landmark properties.
The windows not only provided the historic accuracy required but also provided modern thermal and energy efficiency performance with thermal values ranging from .23 – .31 U-values and .16 – .36 SHGC values and sound transmission ratings up to 45 STC/36 OITC.
Project scope: 412 fixed frame windows and 3 terrace doors
Architect: Ryan A+E, Inc.
General contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Customer: Midwest Window and Door
Certification: LEED Silver Certification – Core and Shell
Awards: 2017 Greening & Public Realm Awards – Streetscape Green Infrastructure, 2017 from Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District
Top Project, 2017 from Finance and Commerce
Excellence in Design, 2018 – FAB Award from IIDA
People’s Choice, 2018 – FAB Award from IIDA