Project Info

Minnesota State Capitol

The original windows at the Minnesota State Capitol had been replaced 35 years ago with an aluminum replacement. Re-View removed the replacement window and restored the original wood frame that remained in the opening. We manufactured wood window sash to match one original window unit that remained onsite. The new sash were fabricated with Accoya wood since it is more durable than teak. We laminated recovered pine to the interior surfaces of the sash to match the original trim on the project. The sash had laminated Low E insulated glass so they were extremely heavy. We had to reinforce the original wood frames and install custom pulleys to manage the load that exceeded 250 pounds per sash in some cases. We contracted with an independent testing company to conduct air/water tests on the installations to assure quality control. Re-View also fabricated custom steel-framed ballistic windows for high security areas of the Capitol.

St. Paul
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Re-View performed all of the onsite window restoration and installation
Installation of an interior ballistic window
Re-View restored the original doors and converted them to insulated glass
Our finishers applied a faux paint to the doors to make the pine look like oak
Over 30 windows were tested for air/water infiltration and all passed
Re-View had to manufacture replica frames for some locations
Replica sash on the Re-View paint line prior to applying custom stain and finish
Finished sash on the Re-View paint line

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