An expansive glass flag facade that replicates Mary Young Pickersgill’s star spangled banner welcomes visitors to the museum built in her honour. To prevent the structure detracting from the flag design, clear laminated glass fins were used as structural support for the facade. The glass support system is braced laterally by steel truss support towers at the flag perimeter. To duplicate the colours of the flag within the glazing, Novum sourced an international network to find a glass fabricator who could provide the precise red, white and blue frit.
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Size: 2,000 sq ft / 185 sq m
Systems Used: AES, GG, PSG
Architect: RCG Architects