PRLog - March 23, 2012 - TAMPA, Fla. -- Custom Components Company announces the completion of a new project in Boca Raton, FL, the Lynn University Remembrance Plaza. The new structure tells the story of four university students and two professors who lost their lives on January 12, 2010 when a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti. The students and faculty were part of a group that went to Haiti in January of 2010 as part of the Journey of Hope – one endeavor in the university’s tradition of service. Remembrance Plaza is a place of remembrance and reflection… a place of inspiration. Using elements of light, water, and trees, the memorial plaza features: six triangles/prisms of light, representing each of the lost individuals, a waterfall cascading from the roof of the memorial flowing onto six steps and into the lake, a bas relief map of Haiti including the story of the Journey of Hope, a royal palm – the national tree of Haiti and benches for students and other guests to reflect, study and visit. The memorial was designed by Sousa Architecture of Miramar, FL and Gerrits Construction, Inc. of Boca Raton, FL was the general contractor.
Lynn University Remembrance Plaza
Custom Components Company, through its Engineered Services™ brand, consulted with the design architect, Luis Sousa and provided a complete engineered product solution for this one-off glass application. In addition to final product design, structural engineering was provided to insure full building code compliance. The glass prisms are made from nearly a quarter of a million dollars of Narima™ dichroic color effect glass from Schott North America, a unique glass that produces dazzling variable color effects. TriView Glass Industries, LLC (City of Industry, CA) did the lettering, fabrication, laminating and tempering of the glass. Faour Glass of Tampa, FL provided installation services in the placement of the glass prisms.
The 48" x 96" high glass prisms consist of two layers of glass sandwiched around the Narima™ inner layer with a matching top. Each prism contains a printed memorial statement about each of the students and professors. The six prisms have accent lights and sit on a concrete base that appears to float in the middle of a reflective pool. Each glass panel in the prisms is retained by custom stainless steel point mount connectors. As a contribution to the Remembrance Plaza, Custom Components Company supplied our engineering and design services, through our Engineered Services™ division, at no cost.
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