Sapphire’s faceted glass balcony balustrades have been chosen to enhance the unique visual spectacle of Baltimore Tower, London’s latest landmark for luxury living.
Each apartment in the 46-storey building has its own private balcony which varies in size as the apartment levels rise, while the outer balcony ‘ring’ shifts and steps slightly to create the Tower’s distinctive flowing twist. The project required in excess of 1,000 tonnes of glass for the balcony balustrade and glass floors.
Crystal frameless, structural glass system was chosen for the project. Around 10,000 structural glass panels, 220 per floor, are being produced to form the faceted glass balustrade, which creates the desired elliptical shape without the time and cost associated with curved glass.
Etched glass panels are providing privacy screens between individual apartment balconies at Baltimore Tower. As part of its comprehensive product and service package, Sapphire has also developed an innovative new base fixing method to enable rapid installation of balustrades which, once installed, are completely concealed. In addition, triple laminated obscured glass panels were set into the balcony decks to produce the prestigious glass floors which form a creative feature that twists around the building.
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