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Post Massachusetts Avenue

Location:
1499 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Date:
February 2002

Client:
Bovis Lend Lease

Project Type:
New construction

Building Features:
Recessed (below pavers)

Structural Attachment Considerations:
Cast in place for concrete

Products Supplied and Installed:
DISCONTINUED U-bar Recessed balcony anchors (replaced with SM-5-8-4)
SM-CAP-ANC Anchor cover plates
SM-85-4 Wall anchors

Objective:
Design a code-compliant suspended maintenance system that avoids obstructions in walkways used by the tenants of this 15-story apartment building. Recessed balcony anchors provide a clean appearance, which is ideal in areas that will be used for social functions. Care was taken to ensure that the parapet wall was at least 42” high and capable of supporting loads imposed during suspended maintenance.


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