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November 11, 2011A 40,000-square-foot, glass-walled ballroom is the centerpiece of the third and final phase of renovations to Detroit's Cobo Center. The ballroom's glass walls will overlook Hart Plaza and the Detroit River, according to a Nov. 10 article from MLive.com.
November 10, 2011
November 4, 2011
Architect David Childs has completed a new design for the glass pedestal of One World Trade Center, several months after the plan to use prismatic glass panels was scrapped due to difficulties producing the panels. The new design will feature back-lit glass louvers set at different angles, according to a Nov. 4 article in Crain's New York.
November 4, 2011
Apple revealed its new glass cube at the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, Nov. 4. The virtually seamless new design features just 15 lites of glass compared to the original 32, and cost an estimated $6.7 million, according to a same-day International Business Times, New York, report.
October 28, 2011
According to KSDK.com, work has begun to replace the windows of the main terminal at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, which sustained some of the worst damage from the Good Friday tornado.This portion of the repairs will cost about $900,000, according to the television station.
October 25, 2011
Tuesday morning, Oct. 25, authorities were looking into where glass came from that fell from the Cityplace complex in Dallas, shattering onto the ground below, according to a same-day WFAA.com report. Police taped off an area of about 50-square-feet where bits of glass covered the ground near a bus stop off Central Expressway between Haskell and Lemmon avenues.
October 17, 2011
The extensive use of glass in structures like Apple's cube on Fifth Avenue, its cylinder in the Pudong district of Shanghai or its soaring market hall on the Upper West Side of Manhattan have become so distinctive that Apple is seeking to patent the glass elements, according to a recent article in The New York Times.The notion of glass as Apple’s signature architectural statement first appeared...
October 14, 2011
Installation of new glass lites for the Missoula International Airport air traffic control tower in Montana is nearing completion. The crew from Big Mountain Glass & Windows is lifting each of the 16 lites with a crane, attaching it inside and out. Each piece of the custom-made glass weighs 550 pounds, measures approximately 9 feet by 6 feet, and costs $3,500 to manufacture,...
October 12, 2011
Custom Components Co. announced it has been awarded the Mesa College Math and Science Building project in San Diego. The $92 million, 180,000-square-foot, four-story facility is targeting LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.Custom Components is supplying exterior and interior stainless steel and glass railing, monumental stair railing and roof railing for the...
October 12, 2011
A glass floor will be the main feature of a $34 million facelift of the Eiffel Tower, its third renovation since it was built in 1889, reports The Connexion.Architects Moatti-Rivière won a competition for the contract and plan to install a solid glass floor in the central void at the bottom of the tower that will allow visitors to look down on the square below. The floor will...
Viracon, Inc. officials announced that the glass fabricator will make an investment of more than $30 million at its Owatonna, Minn., facility, to install a new coater. The company decided to install the new coating technology in Minnesota because the Owatonna facility is centrally located and has the most extensive product capabilities and technical talent, according to a release....
Officials of PPG Industries announced several executive appointments, February 21, that are effective immediately.Michael McGarry, PPG executive vice president, has assumed leadership responsibility for the company’s flat glass businesses. He will also lead PPG's architectural coatings businesses in the Americas and Asia Pacific, as well as the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region....
As the prognosis for the design and construction industry continues to improve, the Architecture Billings Index is reflecting its strongest growth since November 2007, according to the American Institute of Architects. The January ABI score was 54.2, up sharply from a mark of 51.2 in December.“We have been pointing in this direction for the last several months, but this is the strongest...