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Orlando Federal Courthouse, Orlando, FL

The windows in the central atrium of Orlando Federal Courthouse in Orlando, FL were developed from paintings by the internationally recognized artist Al Held. The largest window is 20' wide and 50' high, which fills the central atrium space with brilliant jewel-tone colors of light. On the ground floor, there are also six windows, 5’ x 11’, also from Held’s paintings. All of the windows were fabricated with a unique process of inlaid lamination, which is a combination of water jet cutting and liquid resin lamination to base sheets of tempered glass. This process was used in order to achieve the exacting precision of Held's paintings. Kenneth von Roenn worked in close collaboration with Held in the translation of his paintings into glass. The windows were unfortunately fabricated after Held’s death with the guidance of his daughter, Mara Held and his long time assistant, Gene Benson.

Leers / Weinzapfel Architects, Boston, MA

Photo credit: Peter Aaron/Esto Photographics, Inc.

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