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  • The basics: The Schermerhorn, a permanent affordable housing residence in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., features an innovative horizontal channel glass façade. The building houses 217 units for single adults, with more than 50 percent reserved for formerly homeless and individuals with special needs. According to Bendheim Wall Systems officials, the Schermerhorn is the largest horizontal channel glass...
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    The basics: Completed in 2009, the 58-story, $350-million Millennium Tower in San Francisco is clad in blue glass, resembling a translucent crystal. The residential tower, also known as 301 Mission St., is the fourth-tallest building in San Francisco and features 350,000 square feet of glass. The players: Architect, Handel Architects, San Francisco; owner, Millennium Partners, New York City;...
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    “The ‘egg’ is a true ellipse. And because the ellipse of the building has multiple radii, creating a smooth curvature was challenging. The splay portion of the curtain wall left little room for error.” —  John Schang, architect, Caldwell Associates. The basics: The 95,430-square-foot, four-story Cancer Center of Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Fla., features a...
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    “The project was designed with a hurricane-resistant, insulating laminated glass that made the pre-glazed window panels heavy. We had to use a engineered mechanical jack/small crane to be as productive as possible with this heavy load window panels. We actually had to run two shifts in our shop -- 24 hours -- for one month to be able to have enough pre-glazed window panels, for how fast our...
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    "Coordination between manufacturer, glazing contractors and consultants and designers was crucial to ensure proper anchorage and installation. We rely on a collaborative approach -- especially with projects like these -- to make it possible to complete construction, while maintaining the day-to-day operations of the facility." — Kevin Robbins, regional sales manager, Wausau Window...
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    The basics: The Research Triangle Park Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, N.C., earned Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, thanks in part to a prominent custom skylight. The majority of LEED points for the 17,000-square-foot building were awarded in the Indoor Environmental Quality category. These design and...
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    The basics: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass., features more than 20,000 square feet of vertical sunscreens that cover the exterior of the building, creating an array of diffused light patterns within the building throughout the day, according to a release from Doralco Architectural Metals. The players: Architect, Maki Associates, Japan, and Leers...
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    "The color of the blue glass was chosen to harmonize with the blue/gray aluminum panels to accentuate the sweep of the curvilinear lines. The blue glass is mated with dark blue spandrel glazing panels to emphasize the recesses formed by the balconies and to strengthen the solid-to-void relationship set up by the sweeping building mass. The reflective quality of this blue glass helps maintain...
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    The basics: The Orleans, once a Gold Rush-era hotel in Old Sacramento, Calif., reclaims its place as an iconic building in Old Sacramento thanks to a fastidiously re-created three-story street-front to match the 1865 original architectural proportions and details. The replica exterior features large windows and doors and encloses a mixed-use space with 24 lofts, retail spaces and a restaurant....
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    The basics: Turkey's new Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center, built around a concrete structure for an unfinished, abandoned hotel project, features a complex mirror glass and steel core structure, and an innovative, slumped glass exterior façade. The interior structure, dubbed the “Showcase,” consists of steel boxes in a crooked stack, several stories high. The...
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