MARY E. SWITZER BUILDING
Blast Protection, Historically Consistent
Built in the 1930s and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 592,000-square foot Mary E. Switzer Building in Washington, D.C. required a complex, two-phase modernization inside and out. Hope’s was recruited to design and fabricate historically compliant blast protection windows with updated thermal qualities, conforming to the existing Egyptian Revival architectural details.
APPLICATION & BENEFITS
To meet governmental standards for anti-terrorism and historical compliance, Hope’s steel windows with blast protection were custom designed to complement the integrity of this important period building. Hope’s successfully open-air tested its blast resistant windows and met the General Services Administration (GSA) security criteria for Level C and the Department of Defense (DoD) Anti-terrorism Standards.