Mississippi Landmark

Breathing life back into an architectural icon...

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Originally constructed in 1966, the Gulfport-Harrison County Public Library is listed on the US, National Registry of Historic Places and considered a Mississippi Landmark.

Devastated during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, this two-story historic building sat unoccupied and damaged until the beginning of its restoration in 2018, led by General Contractors - Roy Anderson Corp. who transformed it from a shell of the former library into a modern public transit center.

Gulfport Transit Center - Mississippi Landmark

Photos: Roy Anderson Corp.

The majority of the existing interior walls were removed, and the layout reconfigured to create a transit center on the ground floor with restrooms, waiting area and space for a food vendor. The trademark Circular Spiral Staircase is the center feature piece of the building and provides access to leasable tenant space, located on the second floor.

Gulfport Transit Circular Staircase Animation

HDI Railing Systems were awarded the contract to supply and install their proprietary Inox Railing System on the Circular Spiral Staircase and second floor Overlook as well as an additional Fire Exit Staircase.

"HDI found great value in partnering with Glasshape to provide the glass railing infill panels on the Gulfport Transit project.  It was the right decision to use their services!"

Derek Stambaugh
HDI Railing Systems

Derek Stambaugh, Senior Project Manager at HDI Railing Systems, reached out to Glasshape, to produce both the Flat and Bent Glass for this project. Glasshape also provided Laser Scanning and Design Services, to accurately capture the as-built building and staircase structures, along with the installed Inox Railing System, to ensure a perfect fit of the Glass come time of installation.

Gulfport Transit Center - Mississippi Landmark
Gulfport Transit Center - Mississippi Landmark
Gulfport Transit Center - Mississippi Landmark

The finished project stands testament to the quality of workmanship of all parties involved in breathing new life into this historic architectural icon; ensuring this public building has a purpose in providing a community service for years to come.

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Virtual Reality - Design Reviews

Glasshape has always looked for and invested in new technologies that help to improve the products we manufacture and the service we deliver.

Virtual Reality technology has now been added to our Design Review process, to aid in communicating with our customers, to ensure we understand design intent and to help eliminate any issues, before it comes time to manufacture.

Virtual Reality - Design Reviews

Good communication throughout a project is considered by Glasshape to be essential in ensuring we deliver on our promises and Virtual Reality adds a new dimension to our design services.

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Digital Measuring Services

Digital Measuring Service

If you would rather not measure your own Curved Glass, then Glasshape offers an On-Site Digital Measuring Service to help take the worry out of this process.

You can find out more about this service by clicking on the link below to view and download our Design & Site Measure Brochure, or by contacting one of our Sales Team who will be only too happy to help you out.

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Laser Scanning Technology utilized early on in the Building Process to capture Point Cloud Data

Design Inspiration

Visit our collection of past Projects to Discover what's Possible

The following photos are a small selection of Projects that Glasshape has successfully delivered over the course of time; which demonstrate what is possible in Bent Glass. Hopefully they inspire you to realise your next architectural masterpiece.

Dune Road - Westhampton
Colorado State University
The Locker Room Hotel

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UTS Central University


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