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Landmark Aviation, New Orleans

Part of the setting for the "Green Lantern" movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, the original facility was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and had to be rebuilt. Located at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, the project features a 31,000-square-foot Fixed Base Operator that includes a 20,000-square-foot hangar and 11,000-square-foot lobby and office area. Nucor Building Systems provided a pre-engineered metal building set on a post-tension foundation. Nucor also provided the metal roof, the structural metal stud walls in the office area and the hangar's metal wall panels on 10-inch wall girts. The pre-engineered steel building was constructed by Nucor Authorized Builder, Regal Construction LLC.

The lobby and office façade is clad with brick and stucco masonry with a large missile impact-rated aluminum storefront from YKK AP America Inc. and the hangar is clad with metal panels. Supplied by Norco Manufacturing, the hangar door is 105 by 28 feet and is operated using a four-leaf motor. For the "Green Lantern" movie, the building was ideal because of its large clear spans. The building serves as the location for Reynolds' job where he flies airplanes, and in one scene, a futuristic plane is supported by the steel structure.

Owner: Landmark Aviation, Houston

Builder: Regal Construction LLC, LaPlace, La.

Aluminum storefront: YKK AP America Inc., Austell, Ga., www.ykkap.com, Circle #41

Hangar door: Norco Manufacturing, Franksville, Wis., www.norcomfg.com, Circle #42

Metal building system: Nucor Building Systems, Waterloo, Ind., www.nucorbuildingsystems.com