FAILURES

Life safety testing to failure

Suspended scaffolding is used for cleaning windows and performing exterior maintenance on multi-story buildings. This equipment tends to be rented when needed, but some taller buildings have built-in, permanent components for such access.

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FAILURES

Keeping mortar compatible

Using a mortar harder than adjacent stone or brick can affect the adjacent masonry, from localized spalls along the edges of the mortar joints to severely deteriorated masonry units surrounded by intact pointing mortar.

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FORM + FUNCTION

ACM panels glam up Baccarat Hotel

Baccarat Hotel & Residences is a 184-m (605-ft) tall mixed-use building located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street in New York City. It stands out not only for its views of Manhattan landmarks, but also for its articulated shimmering metal skin and glass façade.
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