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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...
  • "The façade is clad with 60,000 square feet of our proprietary unitized curtain wall system in three designs. There are areas that are fully captured; areas that are two-sided, vertical structural glazed; and areas that are four-sided structural glazed." —Dave Brasch, general manager, Orlando office, Harmon Inc., Minneapolis.The basics: Reliable Plaza, Orlando (Fla.)...
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    Photos by Suzanne Bolduc ©WCSThe basics: The Bronx (N.Y.) Zoo Lion House Reconstruction, rated Gold in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program from the U.S. Green Building Council, features decorative glass light covers. The corrugated covers—flat sheets of glass formed into a corrugated cardboard-like shape—are strategically positioned under the ceiling...
  • Solar and thermal performance in research complex glazingThe glazing on the $236 million University of Colorado's Research Complex Phase 2 (R2) won the Project of the Year award for more than $3 million projects from the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association.Glass icon on Tampa RiverwalkThe Tampa Bay (Fla.) History Center, a $52-million, 60,000-square-foot museum, stands as a glass jewel...
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    The basics: Los Angeles County Museum of Art's new Broad Contemporary Art Museum building, a three-story, 72,000-square-foot structure, offers a large column-free gallery space. Two vaulted skylights flood the gallery with natural, ambient light. The skylights were designed to “fit around an unusual structure with minimal visual impact,” Groeschel says. “The end result...
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    The basics: The glazing on the $236 million University of Colorado's Research Complex Phase 2 (R2) won the Project of the Year award for more than $3 million projects from the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association. The 11-story, 550,000-square-foot building features expansive glazing that drenches the interior with natural light and is designed to manage solar heat gain and to remain...
  • The basics: Glass companies working to bring the Statue of Liberty’s crown interior up-to-date with fire regulation codes faced notable challenges completing the project before the July 4 opening ceremony. New Jersey glass companies JE Berkowitz LP and SRS Inc. had to re-engineer the existing glass in Lady Liberty’s crown for structural soundness, adding railings and safety glass to...
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    The basics: The Tampa Bay (Fla.) History Center, a $52-million, 60,000-square-foot museum, stands as a glass jewel overlooking the Hillsborough River and is part of the Tampa Riverwalk, a 2.2-mile stretch that will contain seven parks, 11 bridges and five museums when the project is completed.The players: Architect, E. Verner Johnson & Associates, Boston;  glazing contractor, West Tampa...
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