Banker on the BeltLine: New Regional Transit and Transportation Project in Atlanta Relies on Railing Infill from Banker Wire
Woven Metal Mesh for Almost a Mile of Railings
MUKWONAGO, WI—JUNE 8, 2017—Slated for completion in August 2017, the next phase of the Atlanta BeltLine — a new sustainable redevelopment project in Atlanta, GA — features Banker Wire mesh infill for more than 5,000 linear feet of railings.
By 2030, the Atlanta BeltLine will comprise 22 miles of streetcar, 33 total miles of trails, and 2,000 acres of parks, all connecting the city’s downtown neighborhoods with outlying areas and creating a network for the entire metro area.
Today, Banker Wire’s SJD-3 woven wire mesh in stainless steel provides infill for 5,040 linear feet of railings along the BeltLine’s Westside Trail — a 3-mile railroad corridor that was converted to a multi-use trail. The Westside Trail runs from University Avenue in Adair Park to Lena Avenue at Washington Park on the BeltLine’s southwest side.
SJD-3 is a large-scale, square window pane weave that uses a combination of two wire diameters to create a secondary pattern. The pattern offers a very high percent open area without sacrificing the integrity of the mesh.
The Banker Wire SJD-3 mesh was specified because of its durability and its simplicity in design and construction. In addition, Banker’s material was chosen because it adhered to the Buy America Act, which ensures that transportation infrastructure projects are built with American-made products.
Two different panel sizes of the SJD-3 mesh were manufactured for two different railing heights along the Westside Trail. 42” height mesh infill was produced for standard railings, while 54” height mesh infill was produced for taller railings next to steep retaining walls.
As a result, the railings offer a beautiful and sustainable complement to the expanded regional transit and transportation network, which is one of the largest urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States.
This phase of the Atlanta BeltLine will be completed in August 2017. The project team includes landscape architect Perkins + Will, Atlanta, GA, civil engineer Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., and railing fabricator R.F. Knox, Smyrna, GA.
About Banker Wire
Banker Wire is the world’s leading manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications. With the most modern and productive mill in the U.S., Banker Wire provides custom-weaved material for any aesthetic on any scale – from intricate design highlights to expansive building facades. Founded in 1896, Banker Wire’s manufacturing expertise has been refined for more than a century, bringing unmatched customization, quality, and service to customers. State-of-the-art grid welding equipment provide a wide variety of wire alloy, spacing and diameter configurations, trimmed or untrimmed. For more information visit https://www.bankerwire.com.
About Architectural Woven Wire Mesh
Pre-crimped woven wire mesh is constructed of individual wires that are crimped prior to being woven together on a loom. Pre-crimping the wires provides a much higher degree of control during the weaving process. This allows for far more intricate and interesting patterns, as well as unique customization, to meet the vision of the designer. Banker Wire has refined and innovated its crimping process more than any other manufacturer, delivering more than 8,000 different spacing, diameter, and crimp combinations, plus endless customization options. As a result, Banker can make any woven wire mesh pattern imaginable – manufactured to specify for any project type.