June 27, 2012
A construction accident at 4 World Trade Center temporarily shut down the 9/11 Memorial, according to a report from NY1 News. A spokesman for Silverstein Properties says a sudden gust of wind caused a steel load to hit the glass on the building's south side the morning of June 27, according to the article. Some pieces of glass fell onto Liberty Street, which was closed at the time. No injuries...
June 25, 2012
Vetrotech Saint-Gobain officials announced the company has completed the first stage of the manufacturing process for the Statue of Liberty's oculus and is now shipping it to Vancouver for fitting by Greenlight Glass Systems, a specialist in glass and glazing systems for interior and exterior architectural glazing applications. The landmark’s oculus is the largest and heaviest circular piece of...
June 22, 2012
Designers of the Ettley home in Manhattan Beach, Calif., looked to glass to create a striking exterior and interior, according to a June 21 feature from Easy Reader News. The exterior façade features cubes of blue tinted glass, and the interior includes glass partitions and a glass central staircase."I wanted to really stretch the limits of utilizing glass on a residential scale...in a way that...
June 15, 2012
1 World Trade Center, now a year and a half from its scheduled completion, will look significantly changed from the original 2006 design, according to a June 12 article from the New York Times. One of the most notable changes is the podium, which was initially designed to feature prismatic glass cladding. Glass fabrication problems, first reported in Glass Magazine, led to a major redesign of the...
June 13, 2012
The Shard glass skyscraper from Renzo Piano has faced criticism since its announcement 11 years ago, according to a June 13 feature from The Guardian. See images and read more about the controversial tower, which has reach its full height and made a change to the London skyline.
June 1, 2012
The Seattle Space Needle is seeking permission to add three viewing platforms around the observation deck at the 520-foot level, according to a June 1 report from the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. The platforms would have glass walls and a glass floor so that people could look straight down. According to the article, the Seattle Space Needle could get permission to proceed with the project...
May 29, 2012
The $38 million Morgan Street "L" station in Chicago opened May 24, according to a May 29 article in the Chicago Tribune. The station features glass-clad stair towers and a glass-enclosed transfer bridge.
May 24, 2012
A new Apple store that will look similar to the all-glass Fifth Avenue store in New York will be built on the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, Calif., reported Palo Alto Online (via 9to5Mac).
May 17, 2012
The glass-enclosed Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum at the Seattle Center opens to the public on May 21, according to a May 17 article from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
May 14, 2012
Attorney General Chris Koster released the St. Louis Rams' proposal for bringing the Edward Jones Dome into the "first tier" of NFL stadiums. It's a 39-page document that gets into the nitty-gritty of electrical wiring, media toilets and an innovative roof design. There's also a glass curtain wall planned for the entire southeastern side of the building, according to a May 14 blog from the...