The Indianapolis Public Library

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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The Indianapolis downtown library features a unique design for the facades. The façade fits between two independent buildings. To create a transparent façade using cables, a novel counter weight system was adopted. Horizontal cables are anchored to one building and run over a pulley to turn 90 degrees and a large hanging cast iron disc creates a constant cable tension. As the wind pressure hits the façade, the disc can move vertically. The system utilises the AES, TC + CCG Systems. Corner clamped glass adds to the transparency.

The Indianapolis Public Library

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SIZE

16,760 sq ft / 1,560 sq m
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SYSTEMS USED

Architecturally Exposed Steel
Tension Cable
Corner Clamped Glass

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ARCHITECT

Woollen, Molzan and Partners, Inc.

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