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February 12, 2015

Building a school ‘in the teeth of the North Pacific’ brings unusual challenges -- like rain that falls up

  • Kodiak High School is getting a new skin that sloughs off rain driven upward by heavy winds.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    Image from DLR Group and Jensen Yorba Lott [enlarge]
    A structural glazed curtain wall system will provide a smooth, slick, non-corroding surface with few ledges that can become leak points.

    What is now the high school for Kodiak Island, Alaska, was built in 1966 and added to over the years.

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