Snapshots: Great Glazing

  • The basics: The $174 million restoration of the Hahne & Co. building, a long-time but neglected historic landmark on Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey, calls for rehabilitating and converting the Hahne’s department store into 160 mixed-income housing units, 75,000 square feet of street-level retail space and a new arts and cultural collaboratory center for Rutgers University, “Express Newark...
  • The basics:  The Minnesota National Guard’s new 64,000-square-foot, $17 million Arden Hills Army Training Site, a LEED Silver-certified building, houses two units of the 834th Aviation Support Battalion, which specializes in maintaining Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters. Opened in Sept. 2015, and set on nearly 2,370 acres in the northern third of Arden Hills, Minnesota, AHATS offers...
  • The basics: The Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, located in D’Iberville, Missisippi, opened to the public December 9, 2015. This 500,000-square-foot, $280 million dollar development features a 56,585-square-foot column-free gaming floor and a 225-foot hotel tower. Designed to capture the essence of southern hospitality, the hotel has a traditional feel while remaining contemporary. A key element of...
  • The basics: When the design team set out to renovate a 1930s-era cigar, candy store and adjacent warehouse at 522 Lady Street in Columbia, South Carolina, they knew that exterior glass would play a major role in achieving project goals to create a modern office space. The glass creates a contemporary feel that sets off structural elements of the legacy buildings, including red...
  • The basics: The Strasbourg Cathedral, whose cornerstone was laid in 1015 and completed in 1439, has since 1683 been missing part of its stained glass artwork. On the occasion of the Cathedral’s 1,000th anniversary, it was fitted with two new large stained glass windows, composed of 40 panes of digitally printed glass. Completed in September 2015, the 7.8 meter high photomontage was designed...
  • The basics: The Sandestin Welcome Center is a $7.5 million, 40,000 square foot facility serving multiple functions at the Florida resort, including offices, events and guest registration. The first thing guests see when they enter the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, this three-story project features a multi-story lobby with views of Choctawhatchee Bay. The players: Architect,...
  • The basics: Originally built in 1974, the oceanfront property, Kihei Surfside, Maui, Hawaii, recently completed a $4 million exterior renovation that transformed the condo resort in South Maui. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass replaced the original windows, and the original metal lanai railing was upgraded with over 3,500 square feet of new glass balustrades to enhance the ocean views.The players...
  • The basics: The owners of this private residence in Williamsburg, Virginia had approximately 800 square feet of glass flooring installed, creating the illusion of walking on a sea of glass for their guests. The majority of the glass is smooth to touch, and the glass floor has an invisible safety finish permanently embedded into the glass surface.The players: Designer,  Vicki Bristow; general...
  • The basics: The north security checkpoint project at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport called for a renovation to reduce employee and passenger discomfort. Because the checkpoint faces east, employees in this area, especially, experienced discomfort at certain times of the day due to glare and heat. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is 16th in North America in terms of the...
  • The basics: The Goldtex Apartments building in Philadelphia is a 13-story adaptive reuse project. Formerly an abandoned shoe factory converted into an upscale-living destination, the apartment building's most visible symbol of transformation is a new jewel-like, glass-and-metal façade. “When we purchased the building, the window sashes were beyond their useful life,” said Sarina Rose,...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
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    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...