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Mies van der Rohe Building Undergoes Window Retrofit By Signa System

Signa System has completed 58% of 2400 N Lakeview’s windows, passing the half way mark to completing the window retrofit. 

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Chicago – June 2013: Without removing the existing windows, a 262 unit condominium apartment building designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1963 undergoes an innovative window retrofit modernization to the building envelope utilizing Signa System’s retrofit insulated glass.

“This system developed in Denmark, allows us to create insulated glass out of the existing single glazed windows”

Ryszard Borys

Since 1986 – 23 years after construction, Signa System Inc. in cooperation with the condominium association at 2400 N Lakeview has been retrofitting unit owner’s windows to hermetically sealed insulated glass utilizing a patented method developed in Denmark. “This system developed in Denmark, allows us to create insulated glass out of the existing single glazed windows” says Rsyzard Borys – Company Owner & Inventor. Signa System has a track record of over 30 years in the USA and its installations are covered with a standard 10 year warranty, though the installations life expectancy is over 50 years. The condominium association at 2400 N Lakeview has already seen a positive boost in the buildings energy efficiency with 30% reduction in energy consumption.

The building at 2400 N Lakeview was the last residential building Mies van der Rohe designed for Chicago
Developed in 1976 in Denmark, SIGNA System was brought to the US in 1980 by its inventor
Signa System has a track record of over 30 years in the USA

Signa System has completed 58% of 2400 N Lakeview’s windows, passing the half way mark to completing the window retrofit. This 58% includes the Lobby, Garage Office, Equipment Penthouse, Managers Office and Pool Area in addition to the individual tenant units.

About The Building

The building at 2400 N Lakeview was originally constructed with large single glazed windows and stretches to 30 floors with a total of 262 units. Construction finished in 1963. The building at 2400 N Lakeview was the last residential building Mies van der Rohe designed for Chicago. 2400 N Lakeview was even featured in a Mel GIbson movie “What Women Want” filmed in 2000 at this location.

     2400 N Lakeview Lobby Windows Retrofitted By Signa System

                                                        2400 N Lakeview

About SIGNA System

Developed in 1976 in Denmark, SIGNA System was brought to the US in 1980 by its inventor. Since then, SIGNA System has become the industry leader in window retrofit technology transforming single pane windows to double and triple pane hermetically sealed insulating glass units in high rise buildings, skyscrapers and other large architectural projects. It is also widely utilized in historic buildings, preserving the original wood work and original glass.  SIGNA System was founded to provide an economical and efficient solution to upgrading windows in occupied buildings to ensure a quick, inexpensive, durable and clean installation.  The SIGNA System retrofit method has a track record of almost 40 years of installations around the world and over 30 years in Chicago’s harsh climate, including a number of national architectural landmarks such as buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe, the Chicago Theatre and Delaware building.  Visit www.signasystem.net

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