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New Bridgestone Technology Center Adds to Firestone Campus

In 2005 Bridgestone began looking at renovating an existing building for their Technology Center and determined after studying the parameters that it was not cost effective to retrofit and therefore decided to look for a new site within their campus. The existing building that they had hoped to use, the Harvey Firestone Building, is still in service at this time for making racing tires.  The new Technology Center is located on the corner of South Main Street and Firestone Boulevard in Akron, Ohio on the existing Firestone campus. Across the street from the new Technology Center on South Main is the location of the new parking structure that has just been completed. It will be accessible to the new Technology Center via an enclosed foot bridge.

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Mansueto Library Dedication Celebrated at University of Chicago

New Library Links to Existing Regenstein Library via Bridge

The University of Chicago celebrated the formal dedication of the Joe & Rika Mansueto Library in October 2011at Harper Memorial Commons. The new library houses a state-of-the-art automated retrieval system that accepts requests from anywhere on campus or across the world. The stacks are located under the library and the depth of the storage area is fifty feet underground. It takes a few minutes to retrieve an item and when it is ready an email is generated to the requestor notifying them that the article is ready for pick up.

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Art Gallery of Alberta Features Spectacular Aurora Borealis

Undulating Ribbon Weaves Inside & Out

The stunning Art Gallery of Alberta was designed by architect Randall Stout of Randall Stout Architects, Los Angeles. The design reinvents the museum’s public spaces through a continuous stainless steel surface that moves lithely through the museum’s interior and exterior spaces,” courtesy Randall Stout Architects' website. Known by many as the “Aurora Borealis” it is that dramatic architectural feature that uses Contrarian Micro Textures’ non directional, low gloss, uniformly textured InvariMatte® stainless steel finish.

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