The common element in many of the most iconic structures in the United States of America is Solite® concrete. In the 1950s, Solite® was used to roof the House and Senate wings of the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
Imagine what you can build. With Solite,® architects and engineers create buildings that stretch the imagination and stand the test of time. Northeast Solite has seven-decades of world leadership in process innovation, construction application, and design of lightweight aggregate concrete. Two grand examples are the terminal roofs at JFK and Dulles Airports that opened in 1962.
TWA is long gone, but the iconic roof of the terminal built over 55 years ago at New York’s JFK airport remains a testament to creative design and construction, and the possibilities of form that can only be constructed with Solite® Lightweight Aggregate concrete.
Likewise, the sweeping concave form, designed by the world renowned architect Eero Saarinen, of the original main terminal roof at Washington Dulles Airport that was dedicated by President John F. Kennedy in November of 1962. Both terminal roofs were only possible with Solite® because of its strength to weight ratio.
Located on the east side of Manhattan (Turtle Bay), the UN Plaza, constructed during the 1950s, extends over the Harlem River FDR expressway. This plaza incorporates Solite® concrete, both cast-in-place, and precast elements, to span the expressway and to provide an open area for the UN complex.
Baltimore Convention Center was completed in the early 1980s utilizing Solite® concrete throughout the structure to reduce weight and to increase the column-free open space. The site is adjacent to the downtown Inner Harbor and had poor soil conditions, which required a Lightweight footprint for the building.
Solite® makes good concrete better because it cures from the inside-out.
Like the U.S. Capitol, Solite® was specified for the roof of Union Station, Washington, D.C.