2021 is not only special because it’s our 75th anniversary, it’s also shaping up to be one of Giroux Glass’ busiest years ever! We feel incredibly fortunate to have a number of major projects on the horizon, and wanted to share a little bit about a select few. While this list is nowhere near conclusive, here’s a handful of projects we’re looking forward to in the coming months:
Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
General contractor SKANSA hired Giroux Glass to provide glazing work for the historic hospital $291M medical tower rebuild, which will update and expand facilities for acute care and emergency services. According to KMD Architects, the new construction will house 32 acute care beds, a 22-station Emergency Department, new procedure/operating rooms for cardiology, neurology, and orthopedic specialties, and extensive labor, delivery, and recovery facilities.
Giroux Glass is tasked with providing a number of glazing products throughout the structure. On the exterior, we’re installing unitized glass panels at the 4th floor, ribbon windows for levels 2 and 3, and storefront and doors for the main entry. Our interior work includes fire-rated openings, multiple decorative wall claddings, and a number of glass doors.
The 4th floor exterior panels are especially noteworthy, as they feature glass fins and curved openings. While these qualities make for a more challenging installation than for standard unitized systems, the visual impact is well worth the extra effort, and we can’t wait to see the full effect once the project is complete.
Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles, CA
Giroux Glass won this major contract from GC Harper Construction in early 2020, and has been hard at work tackling the expansive installation. The facility – a 178,555 square-foot building set to house the school’s Construction Maintenance and Utilities program – will feature 3 classrooms, 22 laboratories, a roof laboratory and conference room, as well as 46 faculty offices.
Giroux Glass’ scope includes installation of curtain wall with glazing, store front with glazing, fire-rated metal and glazing, louvers, aluminum entrance doors, interior glass, and custom sunshades, which will give the building’s exterior its signature appearance. These involve a wide variety of specialized glass installations, including one-inch insulated solar ban 70, switch lite, fire rated, laminated with custom back paint, and many others.
Completion isn’t expected until 2022, but we’re thrilled to be able to work continuously on this great new building throughout the year. We can’t wait to see the finished product.
Resorts World, Las Vegas, NV
We can’t talk about “massive projects” without discussing our current scope with GC W.A. Richardson on Resorts World, which, at a cost of $4.3B, is the largest and most expensive property ever developed in Las Vegas.
Giroux Glass is currently working on Phase 1 of the project, an 8-million square-foot property featuring 175K square feet of casino floor and over 3,500 hotel rooms. Our scope is vast, and includes the following:
- Podium low riser: curtain wall, all-glass and aluminum doors, glass handrail, metal panel
- Palace villas: stacking doors, bent laminated glass façade, custom curtain wall, doors
- Pool deck: glass handrail, auto-operator doors
- Lanai pool canopy: custom frit-patterned, laminated glass canopies with brushed stainless steel stand-offs and hardware
- Central plant: storefront, doors
- Interiors: all-glass storefront and entrances with custom door pulls, switch-lite glass, custom ceiling mirrors, transaction windows, and glass in frames at various sites
- “The Spine” – custom curtain wall, all-glass doors, structural glass wall, laminated glass handrail, custom skylights, custom Panda wall sliders
- Spa and fitness center: wall mirror, shower doors, all-glass entries
We feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of this historic project, and hope to continue to be involved in its many phases of construction.
Madison Square Garden Sphere, Las Vegas, NV
A joint venture by the Venetian Hotel and Madison Square Garden, the MSG Sphere is a massive entertainment complex currently under construction on the Las Vegas Strip. The 17,500-seat venue will open in tandem with a sister Sphere in the UK. The two venues represent the first of their kind: massive spherical structures covered in seamless LED screens, which display ultra-high resolution images on both the interior and exterior surfaces for a truly mesmerizing effect. The arena will be used primarily as a venue for concerts, awards shows, and other special events.
Contracted by GC Hunt Construction, Inc., Giroux Glass’ Las Vegas team is thrilled to be on board for this one-of-a-kind project. We’re currently at work installing curtain wall, veneer aluminum systems, and doors for the Sphere’s exterior.
This is just a sampling of some of the exciting work on the horizon for us in 2021. For updates on these and other new projects, keep checking our website. We look forward to sharing more as the year goes on!