Snapshots: Great Glazing

  • The basics: Built in 1881 as a cotton mill, the five-story, 244,000-square-foot Cigar Factory in Charleston, South Carolina, was converted into a factory for the American Tobacco Co. in the early 1900s and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. After sitting vacant for years, the Cigar Factory is now a mixed-use building featuring retail and event space, professional...
  • The basics: The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children's Minnesota in Coon Rapids is a partnership of Allina Health and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Opened in July, 2015, and designed by HDR of Minnesota, this Mother Mercy Healthcare project uses textured glass panels to define individual spaces, create privacy and add visual drama.The players:...
  • The basics: The 142-year-old Stewart Alternative Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio, reopened in January 2015 after a $11.2 million renovation project that included a complete overhaul of the existing 28,000-square-foot building and construction of a new 18,000-square-foot addition. Now the school has become a vibrant, modern center of learning for area students. Since the...
  • The basics: Opened in May 2015, the four-story, 85,000-square-foot WESTMED medical office building marks the first new office construction along the I-287 corridor in Westchester, New York, in more than 25 years. The new and highly visible WESTMED Building features a solar controlled, low-emissivity glass facade. Ron Hoina, AIA LEED AP, principal of the project architect, explains, “We...
  • The basics: The 40-year-old, six-story office building, now called Ganot Plaza, has a modern and sleek look, showcasing 28,000 square feet of pre-glazed, unitized curtain wall system that offers tenants an efficient building with hurricane protection.This major curtain wall retrofit project was a challenge, due to the hurricane and energy requirements, as well as its design, according to the...
  • The basics: The 2015 phase one renovation of the Miami Dolphins’ Sun Life Stadium incorporates over 16,000 linear feet of ornamental aluminum and glass railing systems. The renovation reduces seating capacity from 75,000 to 65,000 and redistributes thousands of seats from the upper deck to the lower bowl. The renovations at Sun Life Stadium are designed to improve the overall experience of...
  • The basics: Built in 1952, the 35 buildings of the Pomonok complex are part of the New York City Housing Authority system and now house over 4,200 residents. A massive window replacement project involving the installation of almost 11,000 aluminum units is nearing completion in 16 buildings in the northern half of the Pomonok Houses complex in Flushing, New York.The Pomonok Houses are owned and...
  • The basics: American Airlines Arena, the home stadium of the Miami Heat basketball team, has a prime location in Downtown Miami with spectacular views of Miami Bay, and now has a state-of-the-art, new solar pavilion, featuring innovative, energy generating photovoltaic glass.The original building, designed by the architecture firms Arquitectonica and 360 Architecture, opened in 1999. It has been...
  • The basics: The Arizona Center for Law and Society at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus is a 268,000-square-foot ground-up facility, featuring a variety of instructional spaces including lecture halls, classrooms, seminar rooms, a moot courtroom, law library and student spaces.Construction of the new facility in Phoenix presented a bevy of challenges concerning the design and...
  • The basics: The Oregon Zoo’s new Elephant Lands covers six acres, indoors and out, and includes life-size images of the zoo’s seven Asian elephants printed on glass in the interior exhibit. Double-sided panels allow a 360-degree view of the life-size images of the real elephants at the zoo in their new sanctuary. Expecting an average of 1.2 million viewers of the display in the Elephant...
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