curtain wall


Definition of curtain wall

: a nonbearing exterior wall between columns or piers

Examples of curtain wall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Almost the entire rear wall of the six-story building, once mostly sandstone pierced by narrow rows of windows, has been smartly replaced with a handsome glass curtain wall to let the sunshine in. Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2021 The only thicker curtain wall is at the U.S. Embassy in London. Julia Ries, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Aug. 2021 The upscale office space will have a three-story glass curtain wall and a two-story atrium with a steel and glass staircase, officials said. Gloria Casas,, 23 Apr. 2021 This is mostly thanks to architecture's next major technological shift: the curtain wall. Oscar Holland, CNN, 23 Apr. 2021 The Hallidie Building, built in 1917, was the first American skyscraper to feature a glass curtain wall. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Mar. 2021 None of the 21 companies on the development team — engineers, curtain wall consultants, architects, elevator specialists — had black ownership or black executives in leadership, according to a November review of company websites., 11 Dec. 2017 Designed by Lloyd Jones Brewer, the contemporary style building has recessed balconies and a curved curtain wall on the corners, which would be expensive to duplicate today, according to Zabaneh. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, 1 June 2020 On floors closest to the train level, the curtain wall will have a 40 OITC rating, which stands for outdoor/indoor transmission class. Jane Margolies, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of curtain wall

1808, in the meaning defined above

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“Curtain wall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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