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For 107 years, the load-bearing acme Brick walls of the original Swift building have beautifully displayed life-cycle value. architects who choose acme Brick build even greener than leed currently measures.

XTO Energy Fort Worth Division Barnett Shale Operations architect: Jacobs Carter Burgess general contractor: KHK Group Ltd. masonry contractor: Mid-Continental Restoration

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rchitects relied on Acme Brick’s enduring life-cycle value decades before the green movement. When Swift & Co. built its Fort Worth headquarters in 1902, local Acme Brick offered load-bearing efficiency and beauty. Swift operated at the Stockyards until 1971. Later, The Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant moved within the load-bearing

walls, removing plaster to celebrate brick interiors. The new owner took advantage of brick’s versatility, too, by removing a wall section to roll in an authentic cable car, and then reinstalling the brick. Now, XTO Energy has launched the structure’s refined third life with a thorough restoration and renovation. Other, less-durable building materials have been replaced, and the cable car

Please visit brick.com or contact your Acme sales representative or one of our leed-accredited engineers: (800) 792-1234.

is gone, but the original Acme Brick remains beautifully intact. We support leed fully, meeting the 500-mile limit for local materials on most projects, providing recycled content, and achieving other leed values. And, we provide architects a way to design even greener than current leed criteria. The evidence of our last century attests that Acme Brick will serve the long term well.

From the earth, for the earth.

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