Optik Shoe selected by SmithGroup for 2033 K Street

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“K Street” is a major thoroughfare in the heart of Washington, DC’s business district and the 2033 K Street office building is situated in the Golden Triangle neighborhood of the city. The Golden Triangle stretches from the front yard of the White House to Dupont Circle and is home to more than 3,000 organizations, 200 restaurants, 300 shops and retailers, 7 hotels, and 6 national parks.

When architecture firm Smith Group was tasked with designing office spaces within 2033 K Street, they consulted with HDI Railings to specify and install a railing system that would support their design intentions

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Railing System: Optik Shoe railing system with flat bar handrail
Location: 2033 K Street, DC
Architect: SmithGroup
Contractor: Harvey Cleary

The railing system of choice was Optik Shoe by HDI Railing Systems, designed to offer users an unobtrusive look by giving the appearance of a floating glass system. A stainless steel covered channel supports glass panels that are secured in place using a patented disc lock system, providing a clean uninterrupted look.

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The unique 304 stainless steel flat bar used for the handrails is complemented by parallel stainless channels that provide a bespoke aesthetic. The system is designed to maintain an open feel allowing maximum visibility for spectacular interior spaces such as this.

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High quality 304 stainless steel was selected for the indoor installation. From the hand railing down to the elbow supports every component of an HDI Railing system has gone through a rigorous quality control inspection. The Optik Shoe’s fastening base consists of 2-7/8” x 4 – ¼” aluminum with stainless steel cladding that can be surface or side mounted with the option of embedding it into the floor for total concealment. The Optik Shoe railing system is engineered to provide the highest level of security required by building codes, but the minimalist approach still provides a floating glass appearance allowing the feeling of a vast open space.

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