Known today as the Mellon Independence Center Building, Philadelphia residents know this historic building as the Lit Brothers Department Store, which occupied the building for nearly a century. This beautiful building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and currently houses the regional headquarters for the Mellon Bank with retail space on the ground level.
Mediamesh is a woven stainless steel fabric with integrated LEDs that is used to create a transparent digital display. This unique product is the perfect solution when a digital display is needed on a façade, yet the view through windows needs to be maintained or air flow is required. Mediamesh evolved from an architectural mesh product woven by GKD. GKD is s German-based Company who began as a weaver of industrial wire cloth in the 1920’s. These products were used in all types of industrial applications from filtration to aggregate screening to conveying. In the early 1990’s, architects began to look at these metal products and think about their potential uses in architecture. This is how architectural mesh was born.
Transparent media façade technology continues to evolve in tandem with LED innovation. GKD-USA, the leading full-service provider of woven metal fabrics and the inventor of GKD Mediamesh®, has just completed a Mediamesh® installation pioneering the use of state-of-the-art LEDs in a six-pixel cluster. GKD Mediamesh® features a transparent metal mesh panel with embedded LED profiles, making it possible to show dynamic graphics on the entire surface of large facades and displaying brilliant image quality both day and night. Whether it is for high-resolution images, videos or live broadcasts, the configuration of the panel is determined by factors such as: the planned application, the location of the structure, the desired image resolution, and the unique specifications of the project and the customer.
Yankee Stadium Uses Several GKD Metal Fabrics For Transparent Partition Walls, Railing Infills, and Cladding
Home to the New York Yankees, Yankee Stadium was built to replace the original 1923 stadium also known as the “House That Babe Ruth Built.” The new stadium was designed to be modern while maintaining the characteristics that comprise the rich history and tradition of the New York Yankees. Completed in April 2009, the $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium at the time was the second most expensive stadium in the world and features an array of products from GKD-USA, the leading full service provider of woven metal fabric for architectural solutions.