curtain wall

noun

Definition of curtain wall

: a nonbearing exterior wall between columns or piers

Examples of curtain wall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Museum District condo tower renovation targets range of buyers," 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, "Living Near Train Tracks," 27 Mar. 2020 It was already maligned, and now the entire curtain wall — all 10,334 glass panels — had to be replaced. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, "Architect of Fountain Place who shaped Dallas, dies at 93," 5 Mar. 2020 The curtain wall, which can be illuminated with different color combinations, is meant to pique the interest of passersby and open the arena up to the city that surrounds it. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, "Cavs CEO Len Komoroski talks Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse renovation: Q&A," 24 Sep. 2019 Carpenter restored the stone curtain wall of the landmark building. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Nordstrom Officially Opens The Doors to Their Manhattan Flagship," 24 Oct. 2019 This won’t happen, engineers say, because towers are clad in panels that form what is known as a curtain wall. John King, SFChronicle.com, "Towers in earthquake country — designers say the new ones are safe to their core," 15 Oct. 2019 While concentrating on soaring curtain walls, swooping concrete and masses of stone in the city, Belluschi also created a midcentury modern masterpiece on the top of a knoll looking out toward the valley in Yamhill. Janet Eastman, oregonlive.com, "Celebrating architect Pietro Belluschi’s 120th anniversary: Building tours, book talk and dinner in his home," 8 Aug. 2019 The plan is for a glass curtain wall out front, and stainless steel metal panels on the side walls. Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "What’s 8 Feet Wide and Has an Elevator? Manhattan’s Tiniest Fancy Townhouses," 1 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of curtain wall

1808, in the meaning defined above

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“Curtain wall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curtain%20wall. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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