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Decorative Railing Leads To Increased Safety
With its sleek, modern design, the Fiserv Forum, home to the Milwaukee Bucks and the Marquette Golden Eagles, promises to put Milwaukee on the map as a venue for major sporting events, concerts and headlining acts. This brand new multipurpose arena has been a catalyst of revitalization for the downtown area, and Trex Commercial Products is proud to have provided nearly 12,000 linear feet of ornamental railing throughout!
For this project, Trex Commercial Products had two goals in mind. First, to deliver engineered custom decorative railing that enhanced the accessibility, safety, and overall fan experience at the arena; and second, to complement its distinctly contemporary architecture.
When it comes to adding style and luxury, glass is an ideal material for stadium and arena railing projects. Internally, you’ll find custom radius glass railing in the arena’s exclusive Sky Mezzanine and Panorama Club, which also features glass railing top mounted to a rolled steel angle with LED lighting, enhancing the ambiance of the VIP space. The Panorama Club’s exclusive exterior balcony features three-quarter inch laminated tempered glass with SentryGuard Plus (SGP) interlayer, allowing fans to enjoy expansive views of the Milwaukee skyline.
Track Rail featuring half-inch laminated tempered glass with polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer can also be found in the massive multi-level light filled East Atrium, VIP suites and Upper Concourses, enhancing the sophisticated interior design, while also providing a secure, yet unobtrusive, barrier along the stairs, concourses and overlooks.
LED lit railing is incorporated into the intermediate rails on awe-inspiring stairways in the east atrium serving as an important safety function – gently lighting walkways to help accommodate patrons in getting to their destination. Additionally, the arena is furnished with anodized aluminum handrail, liquid painted cable railing, drink rails, and classic picket railing along with ADA-compliant guardrails.
In addition, a skywalk featuring elegant stainless steel handrail connects the third level of the parking facility to the new arena, allowing fans to park and walk directly across to the arena’s main concourse.
“The Fiserv Forum is more than an arena – it’s a central hub of entertainment and recreation for generations of Milwaukee residents,” said John Lewis, president and CEO of Trex Commercial Products. “From children attending their first basketball game to lifelong Bucks fans, we wanted
to ensure the railing elements incorporated throughout the space had a ‘wow’ factor to rival the fan experience of any other major arena, while also considering the numerous and diverse needs of all attendees, so that everyone could enjoy this beautiful venue.”