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Figure 10.5. Message Placement Single Story Buildings on Faade.
10.12. Message Placement Multi-Story Buildings.
10.12.1. On Spandrel Band. Many multi-story buildings have a spandrel band running above the
first floor windows and below the second floor windows. This is an ideal location for an
identification sign. Letters with a 300 mm (12") capital letter height as shown in Figure 10.6.,
Example A, require an area that is a minimum of 2 caps or 750 mm (2'- 6") high. If the band
is less than 750 mm (2'- 6") high, follow the guidelines in Figure 10.4, Example A.
10.12.2. Placement of Letters. Draw a horizontal line halfway up the spandrel band between the
first and second story windows. Position the letters so that one-third of the capital letter height
lies below this centerline and two-thirds is above the centerline.
10.12.3. Placement of Message. Center the message above the main entrance to the building. If
the message cannot be centered above the entrance due to length, architectural details, or other
reasons, place the message flush to the edge of the window as shown below. See Example B in
10.12.4. Additional Criteria. Additional message placement criteria for multi-story buildings are
10.12.4.1. Spandrel Area to 4 Caps. Message placement on 750 mm to 1 200 mm (2'- 6" to
4'- 0") spandrel area. See Example C in Figure 10.7.
10.12.4.2. Spandrel Area Over 4 Caps. Message placement for a spandrel area over 4 caps or
1 200 mm (4'- 0") high. Position the letters so that the full capital letter height sits on the
centerline. The full 300 mm (12") of the capital letter in the example is above the centerline.
See Example D in Figure 10.7.