The dramatic glass box at 15th and Walnut Streets in Center City, Philadelphia, is more than an elegant enclosure for the new Cheesecake Factory restaurant. It’s also the first of its kind fully truss-supported unitized glass curtain wall in North America. The European system of structurally glazed panels made its U.S. debut with the project, requiring extensive collaboration between the Eureka glazing team and architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
The project has attracted attention. The Architectural Glass Institute (AGI) highlighted the project in a monthly case study article, emphasizing the Eureka’s role. Eureka has been a member of AGI since the labor-management organization’s inception.
When USGlass Magazine editors read the AGI Case Study about the Cheesecake Factory project and its innovative glazing, they wanted to share the story with their readers. ‘Shaping the Future: A Unique Philadelphia Installation Sets the Stage for Future Projects’ became the magazine’s cover story for the May 2016 issue.