In April 2010, Harlem Hospital Center began preparation to install glass panels on the façade of the Hospital's New Patient Pavilion. These glass panels would reveal the images from the three selected panels of Vertis Hayes' "The Pursuit of Happiness."
The dimensions of the glass panels range in size, with the larger sections at approximately
10 feet x 4 1/2 feet and the smaller sections at 4 1/2 feet by 2 1/2 feet.
The specifications of each panel are designed to align with the Pavilion's steel supports.
The aluminum frames of the glass panels are then bolted to the Pavilion's steel supports.
By the end of the first week, the construction team had completed the installation of half of the glass panels on the first level of the Curtain Wall.
As the second week of work continued, the construction team hoisted a glass panel to the second level, placing it in the upright position in preparation for installation on the New Patient Pavilion's Curtain Wall.
Each glass panel was attached to the crane's trapeze and hoisted to the appropriate level of the New Patient Pavilion Curtain Wall.
Glass panels were then guided into position by the construction team and crane operator in preparation for installation.
By the end of April, the second level had been completed and images of "The Pursuit of Happiness" began to emerge from the glass panel design.
Aerial view of the New Patient Pavilion's Curtain Wall as the fourth level of mural glass was installed
The New Patient Pavilion's Mural Curtain Wall was completed in the first week of June. This wall includes 429 glass panels depicting three images from "The Pursuit of Happiness."
Harlem Hospital Center New Patient Pavilion Curtain Wall, June 2010