In 1976, Solite® light weight concrete was selected for the concrete flooring, and the long span, column-free walkways that allow for the viewing of the dramatic aircraft displays of the Air and Space Museum, in Washington, D.C. This building is the most visited museum in the nation. Pictured is the Charles Lindbergh, Ryan monoplane, Sprit of St. Louis, which in 1927, “Lucky Lindy” flew solo for 331/2 hours to complete the world’s first nonstop flight from Long Island, New York to Paris, France. Solite® concrete was also selected for enhancing the building’s fire rating and weight reduction.
An icon of contemporary architecture, the National Gallery of Art East Wing is a 604,000-square-foot post-tensioned Solite® concrete structure clad in pink Tennessee marble with broad expanses of glass.
Designed by I.M. Pei, in 1981, the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art was also the recipient of the American Institute of Architects Twenty-Five Year Award for architecture of enduring significance.
Northeast Solite developed “Modified Density Concrete” for cast in place concrete structures. This new product was first used on a major parking structure in the NYC area. The coarse aggregate fraction of the concrete mix was equally split between limestone and Solite® structural aggregate. The concrete is neither heavyweight nor lightweight. It is an internally cured hybrid which blends the best properties of both.
A 20-story glass and steel structure overlooking the Passaic River. This building is part of the riverfront renovation in Newark. This steel structure chose Solite® concrete for the floors and roof to decrease the building weight, increase interior open space, and enhance safety and fire ratings.