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Art Museum Expansion Utilizes Metal Panels

The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, is one of the nation's largest general fine arts museums that maintains permanent collections of African, Asian, American, Contemporary and European art. A $74 million expansion project added 140,000 square feet (13,006 m2) to the building with three new wings, 50 percent more gallery space, an outdoor garden court, expanded educational facilities and other new visitor amenities. Additionally, 90,000 square feet (8,361 m2) of existing space at the museum was renovated. The project used 40,000 square feet (3,716 m2) of Cambridge, Mass.-based RHEINZINK Preweathered Blue-Gray modular wall panels fabricated from Reynobond Zinc Composite Material manufactured by Alcoa Architectural Products, Eastman, Ga.


The panels were fabricated and installed by Schaffner Heaney Associates, Inc., South Bend, Ind. Henry C. Smither Roofing Co., Indianapolis, fabricated and installed 16,000 square feet (1,486 m2) of RHEINZINK 0.03-inch (0.8-mm), 22-gauge Preweathered Blue-Gray Flat-Lock Tiles, installed square on diagonal. Henry C. Smither Roofing also installed 7,000 square feet (650 m2) of RHEINZINK 0.03-inch, 22-gauge Preweathered Blue-Gray UC-3 Double-Lock Standing-Seam roof panels fabricated by Firestone Metal Products, Anoka, Minn. Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects, Indianapolis, was the architect, and F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co., Indianapolis, was the general contractor.