One of the latest additions to the Downtown Los Angeles skyline is Metropolis—an expansive mixed-use development aimed at redefining urban living. Metropolis encompasses 6.3 acres of real estate, and features three residential towers, a luxury hotel, a 60,000 sq. ft. retail pavilion, and high-end restaurants. C.R. Laurence supplied a wide variety of architectural glazing systems to improve the function, safety, and aesthetics of the new, ultramodern complex.
The main entryways on the lower levels utilize DRS Door Rails with Blumcraft Panic Handles. DRS Door Rails provide clean, uninterrupted glass spans that complement the overall contemporary aesthetic. Blumcraft Panic Handles feature an elegant tubular design that enhances aesthetics while improving safety. Because they’re UL classified to ANSI/BHMA A156.3-2001 Grade 1, they’re well-suited for the high foot traffic that Metropolis attracts.
Hotel Indigo is Metropolis’ flagship luxury hotel, offering in-demand amenities and services. Its grand staircase features CRL’s GRS Laminated Guardrail System. With its clean sightlines and minimal hardware, the guardrail system improves transparency and daylighting. CRL also supplied 6,500 linear feet of GRS Base Shoe that was used throughout the residential towers.
CRL systems were relied upon for a significant portion of the glazing scope. With its comprehensive product line and manufacturing capacity, the company was able to provide the customized, single-source solutions needed to meet the project’s schedule, code requirements, and design intent.