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    In May 2009, renovation was completed on Pittsburg (Kan.) State University’s Porter Hall, the original student library. Historical window systems were used to recreate the appearance of the original steel windows while featuring a thermally improved frame and insulating glass. The project received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design remodel certification from the U.S. Green...
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    Syracuse (N.Y.) University opened the 230,000-square-foot, $107 million Life Sciences Complex in August 2008. The bright and open atmosphere of the daylit building offers a welcome change for faculty and students who previously worked in darkened rooms, many with no windows. Now almost all work spaces—classrooms, labs and offices—have exterior views.
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    "While patient safety remains a primary consideration in psychiatric applications, many health care facilities are seeking to create a more home-like and healing atmosphere with natural light and unrestricted views to the outside. Windowless environments or openings with jail-like bars or heavy security screens can feel imposing and constricting, which may not be conducive to positive mental...
  • View an installation photo gallery.“We had the equipment manufacturer make a vacuum cup lifter that would lift the glass from the truck that was on the ground and automatically bring it over to the exact installation site with the men standing by. With a press of a button the lifter would self level the glass, and a built-in chain fall would lower the glass gradually, guide it over the shoe...
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    The architects renovating the Wall Street Mall in Dunedin, New Zealand, specified decorative glass for the interior and exterior of the building. The large decorative glass lites on the exterior serve aesthetic and functional purposes.
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    Salmon Bay Landing is a 34,500-square-foot office condominium located in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood. Minutes from Fisherman’s Terminal and 200 feet from the banks of the Ballard Ship Canal, Salmon Bay Landing is part of the redevelopment of the area that includes Salmon Bay Marine Center, the largest super-yacht moorage facility on the West Coast.
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    Denver's 1001 17th St. transformed from an aging high-rise into an energy-efficient, Class A office building with an outdoor plaza and a glass-enclosed, "jewel box" connecting visitors with outside views of a vibrant downtown.
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    Photo by Kent Kallberg, Kallberg Studios, Langley, British Columbia“The language of that curtain wall face is a ‘veil’ that extends past the full height of the tower and cantilevers vertically at the roof. These two ‘clear’ faces of the tower are studded with square accents of luminescent panels.”— Ly Tang, architect, James KM Cheng Architects.The basics...
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    “As the Canada Line YVR - Airport Station is the gateway to Vancouver [British Columbia] for many international visitors, the structural glass roof over the platform level is a fundamental element of the station design,” said Guy Taylor, project manager/ senior designer, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.The basics: A striking 325-foot curved wave-like glass roof...
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    View an online-only photo gallery of the project.“The Glass images were provided by the architect in an electronic dot matrix pattern format. These images were provided to GlasPro, who then had the images reproduced on a giant silk screen. GlasPro then applied the painted frit material, lifted the silk screen, then tempered the glass and frit. The tempering process dried the paint and...
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