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Hope’s® Captures Another Preservation Award for its 2nd Pearl Harbor Project

Built in 1908, Building 9 Undergoes Historic Renovation with Hope’s One55 Series Steel Windows

Publish Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

JAMESTOWN, NY – For the second year in a row, Hope’s® has received the Preservation Honor Award from the Historic Hawaii Foundation for a historic renovation project at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

Building 9 was furnished with Hope’s One55 Series custom-handcrafted solid, hot-rolled steel windows designed to Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) standards.

The product name, One55 Series, originated from a previous Pearl Harbor project, Building 155. That project encompassed the installation of Hope’s windows and received a Preservation Honor Award from the same foundation in 2014.

Building 9 has three stories plus a basement level with a total of 83,440 sq. ft. of space. The footprint is approximately 60 ft. x 400 ft.

Built as a storage facility in 1908, and expanded in 1912, the structure is considered an important historic building of early Shipyard construction, as it was the only general storehouse of permanent construction until 1918. It is now used for office space.

“We wanted a true replication of the building’s original windows and Hope’s was the only manufacturer that had a window cross section that matched,” says Lorraine Minatoishi, Ph.D., AIA, President of Minatoishi Architects, based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Minatoishi served as the Historic Architect for the Building 9 project. “They came out to the site, took portions of the window back with them to their factory in Jamestown, New York, and replicated the window’s size and proportion. They also matched the original color of the window.”

The original windows included steel pivoted ventilators surrounded by fixed glass lites. For this preservation project, due to Building 9 now being fully air-conditioned, fixed windows only were required. To maintain the historic look, simulated ventilators were installed as was textured and obscured glazing to match the originals.

“Our team worked closely with Minatoishi Architects to ensure the window design would meet current construction standards while maintaining the narrow sightlines and intricate profiles of the existing steel windows,” says Randy Manitta, President and CEO of Hope’s. “Hope’s is privileged to have a role in preserving a hallowed location in American history.”

Minatoishi says her firm had nothing but a good experience working with Hope’s.

“Hope’s is extremely service oriented and professional,” says Minatoishi. “We had no problems with the windows and the entire process.”

Alex Viernes of WCIT Architecture in Honolulu was the Project Architect/Manager for the Building 9 project.

Hope’s®, based in Jamestown, NY, is the nation’s leading and most experienced manufacturer of custom designed, handcrafted hot-rolled solid steel and solid bronze window and door systems, specializing in historic preservation, cultural, institutional, commercial and luxury residential applications. Hope’s windows and doors help architects achieve even the most audacious and technically challenging design visions–with unlimited shapes, sizes, finishes and profiles. Hope’s advanced coating process ensures that all Hope’s steel windows and doors last longer than any other available, even under the most extreme environmental conditions. Visit www.hopeswindows.com

Hope's® (www.hopeswindows.com) is renowned for its handcrafted architectural products: steel and bronze windows and doors valued for their elegance and longevity, two qualities born of visionary design concepts and unparalleled manufacturing processes.