Views and performance at the Renaissance

"Contributing to The Renaissance's distinctive exterior, Wausau's windows couple with building's sharp, concrete corners to create unique shadows with the southern sun exposure.” — John Kimball, Kimball Architectural Sales.


Photo by R.D. Scinto, Shelton, Conn.

The basics: Perched at one of the highest vantage points above Shelton, Conn.'s rapidly developing historical riverfront, the $25-million, 17-story Renaissance offers waterfront views through high-performing window systems.

The players: Developer, R.D. Scinto, Shelton; architect, TPG Architecture, New York; window systems supplier, Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, Wis.; glass fabricator, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.; glazing contractor, Advanced Performance Glass, South Windsor, Conn.; paint finisher, Linetec, Wausau, Wis.; window system manufacturing representative, Kimball Architectural Sales.

The glass and systems: Low-emissivity glass in 1,600 project-out and fixed windows from Advantage by Wausau’s 3250 Series with a 3.5-inch frame depth and a polyurethane thermal border.