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SAFTI FIRST’s Fire Rated Glass Walls Featured in News Report on Porsche Design Tower

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Diana San Diego
888.653.3333 ext. 756



BRISBANE, CA (July 17, 2015) –SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of fire rated glass and framing systems, was part of a CBS Miami broadcast covering the much anticipated Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach, FL.  One of main features of this luxurious residence is a glass elevator that takes you and your car up to your condo unit.  Residents are also able to view their cars from their unit through a transparent wall.

To meet fire rating code requirements, SAFTI FIRST provided a segmented, 2-hour glass wall using SuperLite II-XL 120 in GPX Architectural Series Framing to enclose the elevators.  The 2-hour segmented wall can be seen from lobby and spans several levels.

SAFIT FIRST also provided 2-hour walls using SuperLite II-XL 120 in GPX Architectural Series Framing to create a fire rated separation between the living space and garage where the cars will be parked.  The 2-hour wall is available in all of the units at Porsche Design Tower so that residents can see their cars from the living space.

Owner Gil Dezer talks about the fire rated glass wall for each of the units at 1:46 of the video and renderings of the project (including the fire rated glass walls separating the living units from the garage and the fire rated glass wall enclosing the elevator) can be seen from 1:50 -2:03 of the video.  More project details below:

Project Name:  Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Architect:  The Sieger Suarez Architectural Partnership

General Contractor:  Coastal Construction Group of South Florida, Inc.

Glazing Contractor:  Continental Glass Systems

Products Provided:  SuperLite II-XL 120 in GPX Architectural Series Framing

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SAFTI FIRST Fire Rated Glazing Solutions ( has been serving the architectural and building communities and is the recognized leader in manufacturing fire rated glass and framing for over 35 years. As the premier source for fire rated glazing, SAFTI FIRST was the first to introduce transparent fire rated walls to the U.S. market. Our SuperLite™ product line, fire rated from 20 minutes to 3 hours, includes fire resistive tempered units (SuperLite II-XL), fire resistive multilaminates (SuperLite III-XL), fire resistive security glazing (SuperSecure II-XLS), specialty tempered glass (SuperLite I and I-XL), safety ceramics (PYRAN Platinum F and L by SAFTI FIRST), safety wired glass (SuperLite I-W) and specialty fire protective (SuperLite X-45/60/90). SuperLite products can protect against noise, attack, impact, bullets, blast, hurricane and UV rays, and are available in many custom architectural make-ups, including enhanced energy performance applications. GPX Framing is fire rated up to 2 hours and can be used in doors, openings, storefronts and curtain wall applications and available in multiple architectural finishes. GPX Framing can also be customized protect against attack, impact, bullets, blast and hurricane. Our products are manufactured in the U.S. for fast lead times. For more information, call 888.653.3333.

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