More than 300 lites of glass were damaged in Terminal 1 during the April 22 tornado this past spring. Hilboldt Curtainwall Inc. of St. Louis, which is owned and operated by Jane and Denny Hilboldt, is performing the work on the $900,000 project, which is scheduled for completion by the end of this month.
More than 15,500 square feet of ½-inch laminated glass is being installed within the original floor-to-ceiling window framing. The new windows were designed to fit into the existing curtainwall framing, helping reduce costs and preserving the historic façade of the terminal, which opened in 1956.
According to Jane Hilboldt the design of the airport is an iconic one of arched vaults.
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