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Maryland LIVE! Casino in Hanover, Md

The Maryland LIVE! Casino in Hanover, Md., is located in the Arundel Mills Commercial District. In 2010, residents voted to enhance the area with a casino. The owner and developers on the project were PPE Casino Resorts Maryland LLC, Baltimore, affiliate of The Cordish Cos. of Baltimore.

Klai Juba Architects, Las Vegas, designed the 1.9 million-square-foot structure, which houses a 330,000-square-foot casino and a six-level, stateof- the-art speed-ramp parking structure with the capacity to hold 4,800 cars. Ground broke in January 2011 and 17 months later, the casino opened.

The casino features 81,113 square feet of Eastman, Ga.-based Alcoa Architectural Products' Reynobond aluminum composite material (ACM) with a 4-mm polyethylene (PE) core with a Bright Silver Metallic Colorweld 500 paint finish and 3,561 square feet of Reynobond ACM with a 4-mm PE core in a custom Carmine Red Colorweld 500 paint finish. The Bright Silver Metallic Reynobond panels were installed on the exterior façade, soffits, column covers and canopy areas, and the custom Carmine Red Reynobond panels were installed on the curved walls at the entrances. The general contractors were Commercial Interiors Inc., Terra Haute, Ind., and T.N. Ward Co., Atlantic City, N.J. The fabricator was East Coast Metal Systems, Bellaire, Ohio, and Emmitsburg Glass Co., Emmitsburg, Md., installed the panels.

To provide the clean look of a glass curtainwall, while maintaining the durability, strength and beauty required at the entrance areas, Emmitsburg Glass specified Norcross, Ga.-based Kawneer Co. Inc.'s 1600 Wall System1 and 1600 Wall System2 with structural silicone glazed vertical mullions. The 1600 systems were fabricated with short-back members just 3 3/4 inches deep that were fastened directly to the concrete substrate. To withstand the heavy traffic flow, modified versions of Kawneer's 190 Narrow Stile and 350 Medium Stile Entrances were outfitted with ornate hardware and some with custom grid configurations to provide the desired appearance for many of the restaurant and casino shop entryways. Additionally, Kawneer's Trifab VersaGlaze 450 Framing System and Trifab VersaGlaze 451T Framing System were used to provide enhanced thermal performance and a range of design options around the entrances to the restaurants in the building. Emmitsburg Glass fabricated the glass systems in their shop and stickbuilt the framing on-site.

Alcoa Architectural Products,
www.alcoa.com/aap,
Kawneer Co. Inc.,
www.kawneer.com