Legacy Charter School located in Greenville, South Carolina had railing overlooking their gym that needed to be replaced due to code requirements. Both the school and the architect liked the look of the old “ball style” railings, and searched for a railing that could emulate this style. Hollaender’s Speed-Rail® railing system is often used when older or industrial looks are desired. Speed-Rail® was selected as the best design to meet this application and was ordered for the railing around the gym.
All parties were satisfied with the results of this railing installation and decided to use the same Speed-Rail® system in other parts of the school. However, with this decision being made only three weeks prior to a major event, Hollaender did not have time to fabricate the custom railing. Working with the contractor, Triangle Construction, the decision was made to ship the railing frame as a kit of parts that could be assembled onsite using temporary plywood panels painted the school colors. The railing was installed in 2 weeks with temporary plywood panels. The temporary panels were replaced a few weeks later with permanent laminated glass panels.
We and the school are both very pleased with the Hollaender railing. With some creative problem solving, Hollaender and Triangle Construction were able to deliver and install an outstanding product with a very short deadline. It met our design objectives as well as the operational objective of being functional in time for a major school event.
Mollie Pelletier, Designer at Freeman Major Architects
- Greenville, South Carolina
- Freeman Major
- Clear anodized finish frame with 3/8" clear laminated glass infill