Completion: Spring 2014
Square Footage: 30,000 SF
Features: The temple’s light-colored, acid-etch finish precast façade resembles natural stone used on many temples in the U.S. Dominant precast features include a curved colonnade with arched window openings and intricate mold work including a repetitive delicate grass motif on the temple’s columns and spandrels and lettering cast into the precast. The monolithic 41-foot central precast spire was the biggest challenge on the project as the owner desired it be constructed with minimal or no joints. In order to create a monolithic steeple with minimal weight, Gate Precast fabricated a steel stay-in-place inner form to allow production of a hollowed out, full-height precast piece. Reinforcement was also attached to the inner form.
Awards: 2014 Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award (Honorable Mention)