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Now this is a how to use a garage door!

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Now this is a how to use a garage door!

Posted on 03 February 2012 by admin

 

From WSJ writer Corrie Driebusch: “Most New Yorkers see the city’s venerable brownstones as architectural portals to the past. Architect Bill Peterson designed his condo in an East Village brownstone to include a folding facade, bringing his historic home into the future.  The building looks like any other on the block, but a section of the brownstone-finished facade folds into Mr. Peterson’s apartment to create an open-air living room.

 

“‘Originally in an old brownstone there would have been a parlor-floor balcony,’ Mr. Peterson said of the retractable living-room wall. ‘This is reimagining it.’  In order to provide even more open-air space, Mr. Peterson also created a garage-door like windowed back wall between the kitchen and the backyard.”  Full article with photo gallery here, related video here, and post on Curbed with photos and floorplans here.  (Photo credit: Ramsay de Give.)

 

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Refinishing your gym floor at the same time as bleacher repair

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Refinishing your gym floor at the same time as bleacher repair

Posted on 03 February 2012 by admin

Refinishing the gym floor is a big job and many times schools will combine both projects to minimize the amount of time that the gym is closed to students. At Acumen Entry Solutions, we’ve found that there are two essential requirements to a successful gym floor/bleacher refurbishment.

ONE. Coordinating with the flooring contractor is critical. We use a step-by-step procedure to prevent damage to the new floor.

TWO. Refinishing gym floors is a dusty business and the sawdust goes everywhere. Covering the bleachers with plastic and hermetically sealing them with tape is a pain in the neck — but is much better than having to clean the dust off of the entire under structure and all the wheels.

If your school is considering a complete gym refurbishing project (which includes both the floor and telescopic bleacher seating), please notify Acumen Entry Solutions as soon as possible. Extra lead time may be required to coordinate with your flooring contractor and to stage materials and equipment at your location.

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