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transparent plane that floats above the noses of the cars via steel flat bar hangers and double angle pilasters on the north wall.  The flooring material had to be something that is durable, maintenance free, and would let light penetrate through it to the space below.  A galvanized steel, 1" bar grating comes in standard 3' x 20' lengths and efficiently and economically provides all of these requirements.  Installation of the grating is very simple and is accomplished by spot welding the grating to the steel double angle supports which are suspended from the truss above.  The vertical circulation is then structurally integrated with the north wall and designed as a removable element that may be used as storage shelving.

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