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Whole Foods, Lincoln Park, Ill.

Approximately 8,500 square feet of Metl-Span's 2-inch CF-36 horizontal Striated Insulated Wall Panels finished in custom Vancouver Copper Kynar, were selected as a key component on the third-largest Whole Foods store in the world. The Metl-Span insulated panels interface with precast and other metal products including ACM, corrugated panels and perforated panels.

Located in Lincoln Park, the new 75,000-square-foot store includes seven neighborhood-themed eateries, a stage for music and seating for 400 in eating and lounge areas. The store also offers a 420-car indoor parking lot.

Tuschall Engineering Co. installed the Metl-Span and other metal products. "We worked on the project for nearly three years from start to finish," recalls James C. Tuschall, president. "The architect wanted a very flat surface for the cladding at the top of the building and wrapping around the top level of the parking structure. The installation of the Metl-Span panels was pretty straightforward and went very smoothly. The project looks great."


General contractor: Bentley Construction, Deerfield, Ill.

Architect: Gensler, Chicago

Installer: Tuschall Engineering Co., Burr Ridge, Ill.

Metal panels: Metl-Span, Lewisville, Texas,