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When the staff here at Engineering Express discovered that we would be working on a structure within steps of the White House (The Warner Building in Washington, DC), we were all very excited. The Warner is a historical landmark located on Pennsylvania Avenue, overlooking Freedom Plaza just a quarter mile from the White House. The Warner has garnered accolades from local and international architects and critics, and has won numerous awards from various design and historic organizations. The building offers panoramic views of Pennsylvania Avenue, Freedom Plaza, the Post Office Pavilion, the Washington Monument, and The White House via its rooftop promenade.

Working in partnership with, our expert staff was called upon to design a beautiful retractable canopy system for a lounge area located in the newly renovated rooftop terrace, equipped with a full bar and fireplace. Our team imagined the dignitaries and socialites having a drink underneath this gorgeous canopy as they overlooked Washington, DC and all of its beautiful landmarks stretched as far as the eye can see. Our office was passionate about the contemporary and elegant structure and successfully analyzed the loading wind and snow loading scenarios that would be placed upon the product during a storm event. Through numerous iterations and rational analysis, our staff and the rooftop terrace’s design team were finally able to have the project permitted and approved by the Engineer of Record.

Have a question about a retractable awning? offers live chat, phone support, email, and instant messaging. They provide fabric samples, can create 3D renderings and images of your specific awning on your home or building, and even have a handy awning selector to help walk you through your criteria to find your perfect retractable awning. They chose Engineering Express for our status as a proven leader in the field of specialty structural engineering, with tens of thousands of successful designs working with some of the most interesting and beautiful structures permitted by the Nation’s toughest Building Departments. From aluminum to steel, from a fabric canopy to a glass curtainwall, Engineering Express is here to meet your specialty structural needs with the expertise and passion to complete the work on time and within the most stringent quality standards. Click here to contact us at any time, request a quote, ask a question, or to discuss a job. We’d be more than happy to help!

 You can even see the Lincoln Memorial from this picture, in the left corner!

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