Albany Park Library
Originally introduced in 1963, a new facility for Albany Park Library was opened in September of 2014. It is one of 80 locations within the Chicago Public Library system – the second largest in the Midwest. The Albany Park branch is LEED Gold Certified and has a 50% green roof, so Ellison doors fit the bill perfectly. Additionally, the library won the Friends of the Chicago River Green Ribbon Award in 2015.
Two pairs of extruded aluminum Ellison balanced doors complete the face of the cuboid-shaped entryway that welcomes guests to the library. Below the emblazoned CPL patch denoting its affiliation, the balanced doors coordinate with the glass paneling aluminum framed storefront system that surrounds them. A color-coordinated paint finish adds a completed touch to the entryway, providing a seamless integration.