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Elevation Awards Spotlight: MA High-Rise

Friday, September 4, 2020

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With the extended deadline just announced for the third annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 9) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a glimpse of the competition. Below is a selected nominee in the “Exteriors, Commercial + Public Buildings” category.

Project: One Dalton Place

One Dalton Place is Boston’s newest skyscraper and New England’s tallest residential tower, which boasts a sleek look to observers below.

Achieving that look, though, presented challenges for PPG and Durapaint Industries, the coatings supplier and applicator charged with the difficult task of color-matching two different types of coatings on two different parts of the building.

Christian Horan, Four Seasons Resorts

One Dalton Place is Boston’s newest skyscraper and New England’s tallest residential tower, which boasts a sleek look to observers below.

Operated by the Four Seasons resort company, One Dalton Place concentrates 160 residences in its upper floors and devotes the rest of its living space to a 215-room hotel. That distinction helped create the challenge for PPG and Durapaint, which had to match the color of the liquid coatings applied to the hotel portion of the building to the color of the powder coatings, which had been already painted on the residential part of the building.

As the first step in addressing this complication, Durapaint recommended to the architect that he allow PPG to retint the colors created by the original applicator.

“The job had been started by another applicator and their equipment skewed the colors much darker than they appeared on our paint line,” said Elio Zarlenga, president, Durapaint Industries, noting that PPG helped in the reformulation of the colors.

The size and number of metal building components used in the curtainwall presented another set of difficulties.

“The varying thicknesses of the window frame extrusions and the extreme thickness of the curtainwall panels also made it hard to maintain color consistency, as the curing parameters for these components constantly had to be adjusted,” Zarlenga added. “Fortunately, we were able to match colors effectively from the beginning to the end of the project with our two paint lines and advanced application equipment.”


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Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Awards and honors; Color + Design; Condominiums/High-Rise Residential; D+D Elevation Awards; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America; PPG; Z-Continents

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