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Glass Labyrinth

LOCATION:

Kansas City, Missouri

OWNER:

The Nelson-Atkins
Museum of Art

ARCHITECT:

BNIM Architects

ARTIST:

Robert E. Morris

PRODUCTS:

Starphire®
Ultra-Clear Glass

Legendary artist Robert E. Morris used more than 400 tons of 1-inch-thick, double-paned plate glass, including ultra-clear Starphire glass and a Sentry Glass interlayer to create the Glass Labyrinth. Built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, the triangular labyrinth is constructed with glass plate walls capped with bronze.

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Formawall® Dimension Series® 2" (51 mm) Horizontal Flat

 

Details:

  • Substrate & Core:
    • Standard – 22/26 gage G-90 galvanized steel face and liner with HCFC-free polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam-insulated core. Optional gages available.
  • Panel Width: 10" to 40" [254mm to 1016mm]
  • Panel Length
    • Smooth – 1’ [305mm] min. to 16’ [4.88m] max.
    • Embossed striated – 1’ [305mm] min. to 37’ [11.28m] max.
    • Embossed – 1’ [305mm] min. to 37’ [11.28m] max.
    • Duracast – 1’ [305mm] min. to 28’ [8.53m] max.
  • Panel Thickness/Depth of Reveal
    • 2" [51mm] with 1-3/16” [30mm] deep reveal – standard
  • "R" Value
    • 2" [51mm] panel with 1/2” [13mm] reveal – R14