Missouri Porte Cochere
porte-co·chère or porte-co·chere porte-co·chère (pôrtk-shâr) n.
1. A carriage entrance leading through a building or wall into an inner courtyard.
2. A roofed structure covering a driveway at the entrance of a building to provide shelter while entering or leaving a vehicle.
[French porte cochère : porte, door + cochère, for coaches.]
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Below are progress photos for an 36' wide x 40' long, 68' radius Arched Porte Cochere for a Holiday Inn & Suites in St. Louis. The canopy has a structural steel sub-frame with 4 bent main beams and a series of 2' x 6" steel purlins along the arch to receive the pre-gasketed aluminum screw base and cap system supplied by P.E.I. The roof material (glazing) is 25mm (1" thick) opal 5x wall polycarbonate.
The steel sub-frame was fabricated and installed by others.
Another arched Porte Cochere located in Springfield, Ill.