The Millennium Tower
The skyline of Seattle is adorned with beautiful spires and towers, and the Millennium Tower is one of the structures to call that sky home. Standing at over 280 feet tall, the Millennium Tower is a testament to luxury and design, as it is home to 19 prestigious condos and sits right off the water in Downtown Seattle.
The Millennium Tower was designed by the Olson Kundig architect firm, and the individual homes within were designed by the architects from Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership. This brilliant combination of efforts has led to one of the most incredible living spaces in the Seattle area, and Sing Core is honored to have been involved in this project.
Sing Core was contacted regarding a large pocket door for the interior of the tower, specifically within one of the condos, measuring 54.5 tall inches by 111.5 inches wide, and 2.25 inches thick. This door weighs approximately 200 pounds, which is substantially less than a door of this size would if made using traditional methods and materials.
Why Sing Core?
Sing Core has long been sought after for use in high end and luxury homes, penthouses, and more. Our patented and patent-pending technologies allow us to create the highest quality lightweight door and wall panels, without compromising on strength or durability. Our panels can be made to nearly any size and specification, and are pound-for-pound stronger than steel. These features, along with the many other benefits of Sing Core, are what led the design teams to utilize our product.
Another large reason the company decided to go with Sing Core was in regards to the type of door they were wanting. Our panel was used to make a large pocket door, which are notoriously difficult. First, pocket doors are a variant of sliding doors that slide into a “pocket” within a wall instead of sliding in front of the wall itself. These doors must be perfectly straight, otherwise they will not fit within the tight space in the wall. Pocket doors are also severely limited on their weight, as a heavy pocket door can prove difficult to use and damaging for the hardware.
Another major complication with pocket doors, especially of this size, is the risk of warping. A warped door is never good, and often leads to total structure failure and replacement. The larger the door, however, the more likely it is to warp due to the increased tension on the surface. Plus, with pocket doors, even the slightest warp can ruin the door and stop it from functioning. A little bend can cause the rollers to jam or break, or if the warp is significant enough, it can start to scrape along the wall inside, or get stuck in the pocket entirely. Luckily, Sing Core doors never warp, and are guaranteed to not warp or fail for 50 Years.
A Successful Project
Despite all of this, an excellent design, a skilled construction crew, and a flawless Sing Core panel led to a gorgeous condo within this incredible building. Unique projects such as these are what allow the luxury design world to thrive, and Sing Core is proud to have been involved in something that is such a testament to this industry.