April 23, 2013
The $200 million U.S. corporate headquarters of Hyundai Motor America is nearing completion as installation of final perimeter panels of exterior glass on the project's main office tower is underway, according to an April 19 release from Gensler, the project architect. The building includes translucent glass office floors floating over a precast concrete base and a high-performance exterior glass...
March 27, 2013
Kawneer Company Inc. dedicated a new floodwall at its Bloomsburg, Pa., facility, designed to protect the facility and surrounding area from potential storm damage. The project was funded through a partnership between the town of Bloomsburg, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, local and state government, and Kawneer's parent company, Alcoa....
February 18, 2013
Workers started installation of thousands of energy-efficient glass panels for the podium of 1 World Trade Center, according to a Feb. 15 article from NY1. The podium will feature more than 4,000 glass panels with LED lights.
December 17, 2012
Apple opened a new flagship store in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay area this weekend, which features a 30-foot glass curtain wall that allows customers to see all three stories of the store while walking by on the street.
November 26, 2012
Sulphur Springs, Texas, recently debuted all-glass restrooms that are the first of their kind in the United States, according to recent ABC News report. Located in the middle of a busy downtown square, the bathrooms allow users to see out but keep others from seeing in. David Gideon of the Commercial Glass & Mirror Co. fabricated the glass for the structure and told ABC News that...
October 3, 2012
Onyx Solar announced it will develop a 26,500-square-foot photovoltaic skylight for the New Jersey headquarters facility of pharmaceutical company Novartis. The 295 kilowatt-DC base rated power photovoltaic system will consist of 820 customized translucent units, making it the largest of its kind in the United States, according to Onyx officials. The contract was awarded by Turner...
September 21, 2012
An Oklahoma woman accused of pushing her husband to his death from their high-rise apartment has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the building's owner, claiming the window glass was too thin and violated safety codes. She's seeking more than $10,000 in damages for her and the couple's infant son, according to a September 21 San Francisco Chronicle report.Her attorney told Tulsa television...
August 28, 2012
BISEM Inc. recently retrofitted a curtain wall at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s customer service center with a building integrated photovoltaic system, marking the first-ever BIPV curtain-wall retrofit project in the nation, according to an August 27 report in the Sacramento Business Journal.The 392-square-foot solar wall will provide all of the power needed to cool a...
July 17, 2012
The recent re-opening of Apple's SoHo, New York City, flagship store revealed a newly remodeled space featuring a glass staircase with sides that are made from a zigzagging, yet continuous, seam-free piece of glass that looks to exceed 30 feet at its longest point, according to a July 17 core 77 article.
July 13, 2012
Entrepreneur Filip Sobotka says the solution to Toronto's falling glass problems could be a robot named SAM. The setup involves an SLR camera attached to a motorized platform that travels up and down two metal cables. Rigging on the roof and the ground keep SAM steady, allowing it to take photos of the exterior of a building, according to a July 12 CBCNews report. The robot is...