Rock Island LoftsBy Berit Griffin, Marvin Windows
The high-end Rock Island Lofts in downtown Minneapolis combine a hot new urban neighborhood with luxury and amazing views of the Mississippi River. And Marvin was the window brand chosen to best accentuate that beautiful view.
Although the original spec called for all-aluminum windows, the developer chose Marvin Windows and Doors with a wood interior and clad exterior to get a more upscale style along with a low-maintenance exterior.
The abundant windows had to be beautiful and strong—and because the brick openings and steel substructure were already in place, they had to fit perfectly.
Marvin crafted units to precisely fit the brick openings and steel sub-structure that was already in place.
Oversized window assemblies (12′ 8″ x 11′ 4″) on the seventh floor met the wind loading requirements and were installed around a steel sub-structure from the building’s interior. The mulls were sealed from the exterior and covered using Marvin Windows’ standard extruded-aluminum mull covers.
Marvin products used included Round Tops, Clad Ultimate Inswing French Doors, Simulated Divided Lites and Ebony Cladding.