Fresno City Hall in Historic Fresno, California
The Fresno City Hall, designed by Arthur Erickson, features a number of Zahner-manufactured systems throughout the interior and exterior of the building. Developed with associate architects Lew & Patnaude and Edwin S. Darden & Associates, the building includes a massive stainless steel roof and facade with a muted finish provided by Zahner. The 300,000 SF structure is five stories high, and measures 66' at its highest point.
Aluminum and stainless steel custom details can be seen throughout the interior and exterior. Zahner provided not only the exterior stainless steel metalwork, but also its interior stainless steel metalwork and staircase.
The esteemed architecture firm also worked with Zahner on a later project, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington.
Museum of Glass
Designed by Arthur Erickson, the Museum of Glass is dedicated to Dale Chihuly, renowned contemporary glass artist and local of Tacoma, Washington. A bridge connects the museum to downtown all the way across a freeway, displaying thousands of Dale Chihuly works along the way. Zahner produced the metalwork for the glass bridge as well as the massive cone which can be identified throughout the downtown area. The cone was manufactured in stainless steel diamond panel system which was attached to a ZEPPS structural framework, each made by Zahner.
The building includes a range of metal details provided by Zahner. The metal aspects of its building envelope, the custom columns at its rear entrance, various soffit and metal cladding, awnings, mullions, and transoms.
All of these metal components are designed and fabricated to endure the test of time. This building was completed in 1991, but the photographs below were taken in 2016, nearly thirty years after the project's completion. The images are a testament to the durability and longevity of stainless steel.