Located in Sarasota, Florida, the Nathan Benderson Park Finish Tower is the celebration point of the 2017 World Rowing Championships. Designed by Fawley Bryant Architecture, the 25,745 square foot, six-story building with an accessible rooftop provides a 360-degree view of the park.
Utilizing YKK AP's YHC 300 OG Hurricane Impact Curtain Wall and Model 35H Impact Resistant Entrances, Finish Tower was built to withstand fierce hurricane winds and flying debris, typical of coastal regions. The YHC 300 OG is a high performance curtain wall system designed and tested to provide innovative impact and blast solutions for a wide range of applications and design pressures from 45 PSF all the way to 130 PSF. Its 3" face dimension ensures recommended glass clearances are maintained. The YHC 300 OG has also received Florida Product Approvals for large and small missiles including HVHZ and level E protection.
The Model 35H entrances are large and small missile impact reistant tested as well as blast mitigation tested. These entrances feature a comprehensive array of locking and hinging options, and they are available with monolithic or 1" insulating laminated glass. The 35H entrances have been tested for large and small missile impact up to 90 psf. In addition, they have received Florida Product Approval for HVHZ, and they feature YKK AP's VersaJamb® door frame, a unique reinforced tubular door frame, which allows for side-lite glazing without shear clips while maintaining the structural integrity of transom frames.
The glass in Finish Tower was supplied by Viracon® and installed by Countryside Glass and Mirror.