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Music Box Films

Chicago, IL United States

Shapiro Associates


Project Description

The Hope’s Jamestown175™ Series steel windows and 5000 Series™ steel doors were installed in the home of the technology startup Music Box Films. Located in Chicago’s West Loop enterprise zone, the project converted a 7,000-square-foot, two-story space into a single-story building with a mezzanine.

The design was the work of Shapiro Associates of Chicago. A Music Box Films’ blog says, “our space was renovated with the aesthetic of the sci-fi classic ‘Blade Runner’ in mind. Incorporating glass panels, floating metal staircases, a catwalk, and panels of wood repurposed from the original structure, the building speaks to our vision and commitment to artistry.”

Both the Hope’s Jamestown175 Series and the Hope’s 5000 Series windows and doors have been installed in luxury residential and prestigious commercial and institutional projects across the country.

McGuire Engineers, Inc and Samartano & Co., both of Chicago, consulted on the project. The general contractor was Knudsen Construction, Inc. of Calumet City, IL.


Project Details

Music Box Films
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  • Other: McGuire Engineers, Inc 
  • Other: Samartano & Co. 
  • General Contractor: Knudsen Construction, Inc. 
  • Window and door manufacturer: Hope's 
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Specified Products

Hope's Jamestown175™ Series steel windows

The Hope’s Jamestown175 Series features hot-rolled, solid steel strong enough to allow for the narrowest frame dimensions and maximum glass area, producing the best views possible.

Hope's 5000 Series™ steel doors

The 5000 Series products are manufactured from 12-gauge formed steel shapes, providing increased size capabilities and hardware options.



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