The smooth, versatile EGLA-TWIN 4253 wire mesh was chosen to complement the upscale apartment building

Located next to the Arlington International Racecourse in Illinois, The Arlington Downs development is designed with an urban feel. One Arlington Apartments sits 13 stories high on the development, offering 214 luxury apartment units to Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs.



The Mandate

One Arlington Apartments was once the home of Sheraton Chicago Northwest hotel. With the help of the architects at Pappageorge Haymes Partners, the old, shuttered hotel was revitalized into a lively apartment building.


The Challenge

The architects needed a breathable system to screen several mechanical louvers on the front of the building. The system needed to fit their design intent while still meeting open-area requirements for the mechanical systems.



The W.S. Tyler team was able to meet all requirements for the One Arlington project with their wire mesh. W.S. Tyler architectural mesh offered a system with reduced visible anchors and seams between panels, while also being able to provide woven panels large enough to cover 3,200 square feet. Combined with meeting the opening requirements for the building, W.S. Tyler wire mesh was the perfect design solution.

To reduce visual transparency from the street but still allow for direct airflow, the W.S. Tyler team decided to use the very versatile EGLA-Twin 4253 wire mesh. A standard tensioning system was used with flat tension profiles, clevises, and springs.


The Result

The mesh adds an attractive integration into the building design and the collaboration was a complete success.