Park Tower - Tampa, FL
PROJECT - An asset over 40 years old, Park Tower was once the tallest asset in Tampa. When Larry Feldman decided to make the acquisition through his companies Feldman Equities and partner company Realty Tower Partners, it was an easy decision for him to renovate the lobby and entrances. Santiago, his head of construction, saw value in removing the previous turnstile 1980's doors for contemporary SLIMPACT® Doors and YKK look fixed panels for hurricane protection. Thankfully today, this look could be even more seamless had Park Tower gone with SLIMPACT® XL (recently added to the SLIMPACT® line of glazing solutions) but was not available at the time.
CHALLENGE - Larry and his team were looking for a product that rid the obstructed view that the turnstile doors created. Due to their expert knowledge of the industry, Feldman Equities understands that the more open look provides contemporary features that gain interest from high credit tenants like Cushman and Wakefield, Coca-Cola, etc. It was important for Santiago, Larry's construction manager, to retain a frameless look while still meeting the highest HVHZ standards for hurricane protection with the additional benefit of providing security for the building. Santiago first had issues finding a solution to the circumstance until Rubicon, a friendly contractor, made the recommendation to use SLIMPACT® from Faour Glass Technologies.
SOLUTION - The solution Santiago found through SLIMPACT® Frameless Impact Doors was just what the doctor ordered. The patented SLIMPACT® Doors are the only frameless glass doors that meet the large-missile impact requirements for the High-Velocity Hurricane Zone. The SLIMPACT® Doors have been used throughout Florida on such high-profile clients at Coca-Cola, Jaguar, Land Rover, and the Seminole Hard Rock Casino to name a few. This renovation project helped Feldman Equities achieve its goal to quickly increase the number of tenants. The Class A office building is obtaining top rental rates with a 95+% occupancy. Feldman Equities is extremely happy with the updated look SLIMPACT® provided and the leasing results it helps create.