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Mesh canopy elevates Arizona museum

August 1st, 2010 / By: / Awnings & Shades, Projects

The sun stays hot and bright at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., and the museum store’s floor-to-ceiling glazed windows needed a canopy with an aerodynamic look. W.S. Tyler, Mentor, Ohio, used the company’s DOKAWELL-MONO architectural wire mesh to provide an uplifting look, the illusion of transparency, light reflection and durability. The Pima Museum will also incorporate DOKAWELL-MONO into a new museum food facility, to stay with the flight theme.

The Pima Air and Space Museum is the largest nongovernment-funded aviation museum in the United States, with more than 275 aircraft from around the world. W.S. Tyler supplied the Pima Museum with ready-to-install panels of DOKAWELL-MONO, which have a crimped design making it more stable than other wire meshes while still offering good transparency. An added benefit is that when exposed to light, the mesh creates single illuminated reflection points for added visual excitement.

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